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"Basic" is an adjective which is often translated as "básico", and "standard" is an adjective which is often translated as "estándar". Learn more about the difference between "basic" and "standard" below.
basic(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (fundamental)
a. básico
Once you get the basic idea of how it works, the rest comes easy.Una vez que captes la idea básica de cómo funciona, lo demás es fácil.
b. fundamental
One vote per person is a basic principle of democracy.Un voto por persona es un principio básico de la democracia.
c. elemental
Margarita is taking a basic physics course.Margarita está tomando un curso elemental de física.
2. (finance)
a. base
The basic tax is four percent, but you need to add the city tax to find the retail rate.El impuesto base es del cuatro por ciento, pero hay que añadir el impuesto de la ciudad para obtener el precio de venta.
b. básico
Basic pay is minimum wage, but the tips are good.La paga básica es el salario mínimo, pero hay buenas propinas.
3. (rudimentary)
a. sencillo
Would you like to rent a luxury car? - No thank you. I'll just take a basic model.¿Quieres alquilar un coche de lujo? - No, gracias. Solo quiero un modelo básico.
4. (chemistry)
a. básico
The pH is 7.9, so this sample is basic.El pH es de 7.9, así que esta muestra es básica.
BASIC
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
5. (Beginners' All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code)
a. el BASIC
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What programming language interests you? - I'd like to learn BASIC.¿Qué lenguaje de programación te interesa? - Me gustaría aprender BASIC.
b. el lenguaje BASIC
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
BASIC, one of the first programming languages, made the use of computers more accessible to more people.El lenguaje BASIC, uno de los primeros lenguajes de programación, hizo que el uso de computadoras fuera más accesible para más personas.
basics
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (essential things)
a. los básicos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Cristian learned the basics of his trade working as an apprentice in his father's firm. Cristian aprendió los básicos de su oficio trabajando como aprendiz en la empresa de su padre.
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standard(
stahn
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duhrd
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (commonly used)
a. estándar
The standard way of teaching a language has changed drastically over the years.La forma estándar de enseñar un idioma ha cambiado drásticamente a lo largo de los años.
2. (average)
a. común
It's just your standard cell phone, nothing special about it.Es solo un teléfono celular común, nada de especial.
b. normal
I just want a standard haircut, nothing fancy.Solo quiero un corte de pelo normal, nada especial.
3. (usual)
a. habitual
Her standard way of solving problems will not work in the real world.Su forma habitual de resolver problemas no funcionará en el mundo real.
b. típico
The standard reaction to the author's new book has been disappointment.La reacción típica al nuevo libro del autor ha sido decepción.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (norm)
a. la norma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There is a long list of standards that must be met before production.Hay una larga lista de normas que se deben cumplir antes de la producción.
b. el criterio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My boss has strict standards for the work that I produce.Mi jefe tiene criterios estrictos para el trabajo que produzco.
c. el patrón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Each employee must closely follow the standards of the company.Cada empleado debe seguir atentamente los patrones de la compañía.
5. (level of quality)
a. el nivel
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Our company only sells products of the highest standard.Nuestra empresa solo vende productos del más alto nivel.
6. (music)
a. el clásico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I grew up listening to jazz standards in my dad's car.Me crié escuchando los clásicos del jazz en el coche de mi papá.
7. (ceremonial flag)
a. el estandarte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The army raised the standards before riding into battle.El ejército levantó sus estandartes antes de iniciar la batalla.
standards
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
8. (morals)
a. los valores
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He is a noble man with high standards.Él es un hombre noble con altos valores.
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