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Speedysbigred
08-05-2011, 12:54 AM
Alien, as in extraterrestrial, as would be described by a Mexican laborer living in South Texas. Both plural and singular. Thank you in advance for your expertise.

indiriverflow
08-05-2011, 02:37 AM
La Extraterrestre
Plural: Las Extraterrestre

or, if you prefer

La Alienígena

also

El ajeno
Los ajenos

Which one might depend on who he is talking to. I'd go with the first.

Thump
08-05-2011, 02:53 AM
La Extraterrestre
Plural: Las Extraterrestre

or, if you prefer

La Alienígena

Which one might depend on who he is talking to. I'd go with the first.

This, except you got the gender wrong, it's "el extraterrestre" and "el alienígena".

"ajeno" is for "a stranger/an object that belongs to someone else" and so on.

Extraterrestre is more likely to be used by a farmer type as alienígena is more formal/scientific.

ETA: plurals are "Los extraterrestres" and "Los alienígenas"

bmadsen
08-05-2011, 04:02 AM
Ditto

SaraP
08-05-2011, 04:40 AM
This, except you got the gender wrong, it's "el extraterrestre" and "el alienígena".

"ajeno" is for "a stranger/an object that belongs to someone else" and so on.

Extraterrestre is more likely to be used by a farmer type as alienígena is more formal/scientific.

ETA: plurals are "Los extraterrestres" and "Los alienígenas"

Exactly, unless the person knows for a fact it's a female alien. But yes, a generic alien would be el/los. :)