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"Battle" is a noun which is often translated as "la batalla", and "stimulate" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "estimular". Learn more about the difference between "battle" and "stimulate" below.
battle(
bah
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duhl
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fight)
a. la batalla
(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).
The battle of Guernica was immortalized by Pablo Picasso.La batalla de Guernica fue inmortalizada por Pablo Picasso.
2. (struggle)
a. la lucha
(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).
Fred and Ellen are in a custody battle over their children.Fred y Ellen están en una lucha por la custodia de sus hijos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to fight)
a. luchar
The team battled hard, but lost anyways.El equipo luchó fuerte, pero perdió de todos modos.
b. batallar
The two armies battled for hours.Los dos ejércitos batallaron durante horas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to fight)
a. luchar contra
The doctors who battled the epidemic in Africa are coming home.Los médicos que lucharon contra la epidemia en África regresan a casa.
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stimulate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make more active)
a. estimular
Most farmers use fertilizers to stimulate the growth of their crops.La mayoría de los agricultores usan fertilizantes para estimular el crecimiento de los cultivos.
b. promover
The government adopted policies to stimulate the local economies.El gobierno adoptó políticas para promover las economías locales.
2. (to encourage)
a. estimular
A cup of coffee in the morning stimulates my mind so I can get to work.Una taza de café en la mañana me estimula la mente y así puedo ponerme a trabajar.
b. alentar
Her example stimulates young girls to study.Su ejemplo alienta a las niñas a estudiar.
c. fomentar
That journalist always asks questions that stimulate interesting discussions.Esa periodista siempre hace preguntas que fomentan discusiones interesantes.
d. despertar (interest, curiosity)
One of my 10th grade teachers, Mrs. Bosio, stimulated my curiosity in literature.Una de mis profesoras de décimo grado, la Sra. Bosio, despertó mi curiosidad por la literatura.
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