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que es la diferencia entre fruta y fruto'

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que es la diferencia entre fruta y fruto?

There is a thread on that here somewhere. It's similar to the difference between pez and pescado.

I believe that the answer was that fruta are the fruits that we eat...apples, oranges, bananas, etc.
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fruto is the biologic definition of fruit which would be more encompassing.

  1. any product of plant growth useful to humans or animals.
  2. the developed ovary of a seed plant with its contents and accessory parts, as the pea pod, nut, tomato, or pineapple. (fruto)
  3. the edible part of a plant developed from a flower, with any accessory tissues, as the peach, mulberry, or banana.
  4. the spores and accessory organs of ferns, mosses, fungi, algae, or lichen.
  5. anything produced or accruing; product, result, or effect; return or profit: the fruits of one's labors.
  6. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a male homosexual.

'verb (used without object), verb (used with object) 7. to bear or cause to bear fruit: a tree that fruits in late summer; careful pruning that sometimes fruits a tree.

So 1 and 3 are probably fruta and 2 and 4 are fruto. For 5 and 6 Spanish probably uses another word. frutar-to fertilize

aside: I think that you need a noun after a preposition:
cuestión de significacíon, significante

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  1. anything produced or accruing; product, result, or effect; return or profit: the fruits of one's labors.

  2. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a male homosexual.

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For 5 and 6 Spanish probably uses another word. frutar-to fertilize

I'm not sure about 6, but 5 is definitely used in Spanish:

Los frutos del trabajo
El fruto de nuestro amor
Frutos del mar

aside: I think that you need a noun after a preposition:

cuestión de significacíon, significante

Significado is a noun and the most appropriate choice for that sentence. Significación takes an accent on the 'o', not the 'i', and is not an exact equivalent. Significante would definitely be wrong.

What's your excuse today? ¿Es el domingo? smile

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La diferencia entre fruta y fruto es lo que no tienen en común (the difference between "fruta" and "fruto" is what they don't have in common).

That's the right answer to that question.

¿Qué es tu nombre? La palabra que la gente usa para referirse a mí.
¿Qué es tu edad? Los años que llevo vivo.
¿Qué es tu altura? La distancia entre mis pies y la parte superior de mi cabeza.
¿Qué es tu trabajo? lo que hago para conseguir dinero.

Try "¿Cuál...'", and you'll get the right answers; otherwise, you'll get definitions to your questions.

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What's your excuse today? ¿Es el domingo? smile

Nope. Unmitigated ignorance.

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