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Explanation: This depends entirely on the context. For example:
1. an old person - "una persona anciana/vieja" - meaning aged.
2. a thing or clothes - viejo
3. clothes - viejo, usado (used), gastado (worn out)
4. bread - duro (hard, stale)
5. wine - añejo (gone off, turned acidic), matured, vintage - reserva.
6. thing with expression of years - años - this building is 300 years old - este edificio tiene tres cientos años.
7. old-established, long-standing - viejo, antiguo.
So, take your choice, "viejo" come out as being the most common one to use but IT REALLY DOES DEPEND ON THE CONTEXT, as there are phrases like, "un antiguo alumno" - an old boy (from my old school!).
I hope this helps. The best & simplest thing to do in your case would be to buy a simple pocket dictionary.
Explanation: The gender of the adjective as to agree with the gender of the noun, normally preceding it.
So, the word you want is most likey "Viejo" or "Vieja"; the former is in the masculine gender (if it is a man, for example) the latter is in the feminine gender used like, "una mujer vieja; una casa vieja".
Luis Luis United States Local time: 08:38 Native speaker of: Portuguese PRO pts in pair: 10
Explanation: There's nothing to discuss: "Old" means "viejo", "añejo", in Spanish. Refers as "far advanced in the years of one's or it's life": an old man; an old horse. The only question might be the gender: "viejo" (he),"vieja" (she).
Good luck, Sean.
Ivan Sanchez Local time: 09:38 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 731
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