Spanish word of the week: diferente

This week’s Spanish word of the week is diferente.

diferente ADJECTIVE different; several, various

Diferente is one of the two words you can use to convey the idea of different. You can use it instead of distinto, but it is not quite as common:

dos personas completamente diferentes two completely different people

When one thing is different from another, you use either de or a:

Una novela es diferente a un cuadro. A novel is different from or than a painting.

Buscamos una política diferente a la actual.  We’re looking for a policy which is different to our current one.

Mi enfoque es diferente del tuyo. My approach is different to or from yours.

In the plural, diferentes can mean several or various

Por aquí han pasado diferentes personalidades. Several or various celebrities have been here.

Hay diferentes opiniones sobre eso. There are several or various opinions about that.

Come back next week for another insight into Spanish vocabulary!

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