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See also: extrañó



  • IPA(key): /eɡsˈtɾaɲo/, [eɣ̞sˈt̪ɾa.ɲo]
  • Rhymes: -aɲo
  • Hyphenation: ex‧tra‧ño

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Spanish estranno, from Latin extrāneus, with /k/ originally lost and later reinserted according to the Latin form. Cognate with English extraneous and strange.


extraño (feminine extraña, masculine plural extraños, feminine plural extrañas)

  1. strange, unusual, odd, weird, bizarre, uncanny, rare, peculiar, freaky, freakish, freak, curious
    Es extraño cómo las cosas pueden cambiar tan rápidamente.It's strange how things can change so quickly.
    La señora casi perdió la pierna en un accidente extraño.The lady almost lost her leg in a freak accident.
    Synonym: raro
    Antonym: común
  2. foreign, alien, extraneous
    Había un objeto extraño en el abdomen.There was a foreign object in his/her abdomen.
    Synonyms: foráneo, forastero, extranjero
    Antonym: nacional
  3. funny, suspicious
    Tengo una extraña sensación de que no fue una coincidencia.I've got a funny feeling that it wasn't a coincidence.
    Synonym: sospechoso
    Antonym: entendible
  4. not belonging to, not possessed by, not property of
    Synonym: ajeno
    Antonym: propio
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extraño m (plural extraños, feminine extraña, feminine plural extrañas)

  1. foreigner
    Synonyms: fuereño, forastero
    Antonym: lugareño
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.



  1. first-person singular present indicative of extrañar

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