What’s the difference? Práctico vs Práctica

Transcript of the video lesson:

Hey, this is Joel from WorldSpanishTeacher.com. In this lesson, I want to talk about the difference between two useful words. The words: práctico and práctica.

“Práctico” is an adjective, which means useful or practical and it changes according to gender. So if you’re using it with a feminine word, it’d be “práctica.”

The other word is “práctica” but it’s a noun, and it means “practice.” I’m going to give you a couple of examples now.

“La práctica hace al maestro” – “Practice makes perfect”

“La práctica es importante para aprender otro idioma” – “Practice is important in order to learn another language”

Now, the adjective “práctico”:

“Esta herramienta es práctica” – “This tool is practical”

As you can see, “práctico” changed to “práctica” because “herramienta” is feminine.

“Quisiera un regalo práctico para mis cumpleaños” – “I would like a practical/useful gift for my birthday”

Remember that “práctica” can mean “useful” and it also can mean “practice.” It just depends on the context. You’ll know. It’s not really that difficult.

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