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"Being" is a noun which is often translated as "el ser", and "doing" is a noun which is often translated as "la realización". Learn more about the difference between "being" and "doing" below.
being(
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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. (a living thing)
a. el ser
(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 human being is the only species that blushes.El ser humano es la única especie que se sonroja.
There are many debates on the existence of otherworldly beings.Hay muchos debates sobre la existencia de seres de otro mundo.
2. (existence)
a. el ser
(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).
Between being and doing, who's to say what truly makes a man?Entre el ser y el hacer, ¿quién dirá cuál verdaderamente hace al hombre?
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doing(
du
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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. (action)
a. la realización
(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).
I enjoy planning a vacation, but I enjoy the doing of the vacation even more.Disfruto de planear unas vacaciones, pero disfruto la realización de las vacaciones aún más.
b. la desempeño
(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).
It is going to take some doing for her to win the election now.Se va a necesitar algo de desempeño para que gane las elecciones ahora.
2. (result of an action)
a. la obra
(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).
Who made this mess? Was this Sean's doing?¿Quién hizo este desorden ? ¿Fue obra de Sean?
doings
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (activities)
a. las actividades
(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).
Are you relaxing on your vacation in Paris? - Well, I'm not relaxing, but I am having a good time with all kinds of doings.¿Te estás relajando en tus vacaciones en París? - Bueno, no estoy descansando, pero me estoy divirtiendo con todo tipo de actividades.
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