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modern

Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːdərn; ˈmɒdn/

Translation of modern in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [art/machinery/man/ideas] moderno modern literature literatura (feminine) moderna or contemporánea
    Example sentences
    • Interestingly the exhibitions link past and present with some modern artefacts and photos on display.
    • Over the past decades, modern encroachments and thoughtless building have marred the historic fabric of the city.
    • The comment remains true of periods of the much more recent past, including Australian social history of the modern period.
    Example sentences
    • The small fields we see around us, which tourists come to look at, are not helpful when it comes to modern equipment and cultivation techniques.
    • Give troops the very best training and most modern weapons and equipment.
    • The roof has been repaired and modern kitchen equipment installed.
    Example sentences
    • Degas was an artist torn between traditional art and the modern impressionist movement.
    • The exhibition of the year brings together major masterpieces by the two giants of modern art, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.
    • He called on architects to combine traditional Chinese styles with modern trends.

noun/nombre

  • moderno, (masculine, feminine)

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