United States

USAGE NOTE
This word must be preceded by the definite article.
United States(
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A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (country)
a. los Estados Unidos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I'm going to Spain tonight, but I return to the United States on Tuesday.Esta noche, me voy para España, pero regreso a los Estados Unidos el martes.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (related to the United States)
a. estadounidense
My uncle is a United States senator.Mi tío es senador estadounidense.
b. de los Estados Unidos
I have a green card, but I'm not currently a United States citizen.Tengo permiso de residencia, pero actualmente no soy ciudadano de los Estados Unidos.
c. norteamericano
A United States soldier was injured in battle and awarded the Purple Heart.Un soldado norteamericano fue herido en batalla y condecorado con el Corazón Púrpura.
d. americano
The United States Army entered enemy territory.El ejército americano entró en el territorio enemigo.
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