Translation of the in Spanish:
definite articleAmerican English: /ði/ , /ðə/ British English: /ðə/ , /ðɪ/ , /ðiː/
- 2 (used for emphasis)do you mean the Dr Black?¿te refieres al famoso Dr Black?she's the woman for the jobes la mujer ideal para el puestoit's the novel to read just nowen este momento, es la novela que hay que leer
- 3 3.1 (with names) Henry the First/Second/ThirdEnrique primero/segundo/tercerothe Smithslos Smith3.2 (in generic use) the invention of the printing pressla invención de la imprentathe polar bearel oso polarExample sentences3.3 (in abstractions, generalizations) (+ singular verb) the possible/sublime
lo posible/sublimethe young/oldlos jóvenes/viejos
- Parents have to be a lot more careful about what their children are allowed to watch on the TV.
- Lots of the singles on the CD were never on the radio here.
- Becky sings with our church choir and plays the piano.
- 4 (per) they sell it by the square footlo venden por pie cuadradoI get paid by the hourme pagan por horathree dollars the yardtres dólares la yardaExample sentences
- These annual levies are only a few cents in the dollar.
- If you fly into wind you will get much less mileage to the litre.
- The Ballet School has some pianists on salary; others are paid by the hour.
- 5 (used instead of possessive pron) [colloquial] (singular) how's the family?¿qué tal la familia? [colloquial]the old elbow's giving him trouble againestá teniendo problemas con el codo otra vezExample sentences
- One night, the hubby and I stopped at the next door bakery and bought some bread.
- Are you all right? How are the kids?
adverb + compAmerican English: /ði/ , /ðə/ British English: /ðə/ , /ðɪ/ , /ðiː/
- 1.1 (as conjunction) the more you have, the more you wantcuanto más tienes, más quieresthe more she knows them, the less she likes themcuanto más los conoce, menos le gustanthe sooner, the better 1.2 (in comparisons) I'm the richer for this experienceme he enriquecido con esta experienciaall the better to see you withpara verte mejorthat's all the more reason not to give inmayor razón para no cederthey'll be none the worse for some disciplineno les vendrá mal un poco de disciplina
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