otro

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Asturian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

otro n sg

  1. neuter singular of otru

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alter, alterum, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂élteros. Compare Portuguese outro and French autre

Adjective[edit]

otro m (feminine otra, masculine plural otros, feminine plural otras)

  1. other, another

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Interjection[edit]

otro m (fem: otra)

  1. "Not again!" or "What, again?" (also Otra vez! or Otra vez?)

Usage notes[edit]

It is a common and potentially embarrassing mistake for students of Spanish to use un otro / una otra for the word "another": Because the Spanish language (unlike, for example, Italian, French, and Portuguese) does not distinguish between the words "other" and "another," otro/otra without an article is correct for each. Moreover, otro/otra preceded by a definite or indefinite article refers to an extramarital, usu. long-term lover, i.e., a lover "other" than one's spouse; cf. the archaic/literary English phrase "[singular personal pronoun] love[s] another."

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