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"Bearing" is a noun which is often translated as "la relación", and "supporting" is an adjective which is often translated as "secundario". Learn more about the difference between "bearing" and "supporting" below.
bearing(
behr
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ihng
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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. (connection)
a. la relación
(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).
What you mention has no bearing on what we are discussing here.Lo que mencionas no tiene relación con lo que estamos discutiendo aquí.
2. (nautical)
a. el rumbo
(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 skipper set a bearing of 45 degrees.El patrón fijó un rumbo de 45 grados.
b. la demora
(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).
Can you take a bearing on our boat and tell us where we are?¿Puedes tomar una demora de nuestro barco y decirnos dónde estamos?
3. (posture)
a. el porte
(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).
A tall woman with a regal bearing walked into the room.Una señora alta con porte majestuoso entró a la sala.
4. (manner)
a. el comportamiento
(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).
His stiff bearing changed completely once he realised who I was.Su comportamiento rígido cambió por completo cuando se dio cuenta de quién era.
b. los modales
(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).
She studied everything about her: her hairstyle, her way of dressing, her bearing.Estudiaba todo en ella: su peinado, su manera de vestir, sus modales.
5. (mechanics)
a. el rodamiento
(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 mechanic told me I need new bearings, because they're worn.El mecánico me dijo que hacen falta nuevos rodamientos, porque están gastados.
b. el cojinete
(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).
You need to oil the bearing so it doesn't dry out.Hay que ponerle aceite al cojinete para que no se seque.
6. (heraldry)
a. el blasón
(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 armorial bearings of the husband and wife appear on the same shield.Los blasones del esposo y la esposa aparecen en el mismo escudo.
bearings
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (awareness of position)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He looked around for a moment, trying to get his bearings.Miró un momento a su alrededor, tratando de orientarse.
It's easy to lose your bearings in this featureless landscape.Es fácil desorientarte en este paisaje tan uniforme.
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supporting(
suh
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pawr
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dihng
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (film, theater, television)
a. secundario
You're earning less than Ana for the film because you're only playing a supporting role.Ganas menos que Ana por la película porque solo haces un papel secundario.
b. de reparto
Who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress?¿Quién fue la ganadora del premio Óscar a la mejor actriz de reparto?
2. (architecture)
a. de carga
One of the supporting beams broke and the roof caved in.Una de las vigas de carga se rompió y el techo se desplomó.
3. (music and theater)
a. telonero
The supporting act warmed up the crowd before the headliner started his set.El número telonero animó al público antes de que el artista principal empezara su actuación.
4. (corroborative)
a. acreditativo
We cannot accept your thesis because you have not provided a bibliography or list of supporting documents.No podemos aceptar tu tesis porque no has proporcionado ni una bibliografía ni una lista de documentos acreditativos.
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