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"Branch" is a noun which is often translated as "la rama", and "subsidiary" is an adjective which is often translated as "secundario". Learn more about the difference between "branch" and "subsidiary" below.
branch(
brahnch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (botany)
a. la rama
(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).
That tree branch has lost all its leaves.Esa rama de árbol ha perdido todas sus hojas.
2. (local office)
a. la sucursal
(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).
Business is going well and we are set to open our third branch this month.El negocio va bien y estamos preparados para abrir nuestra tercera sucursal este mes.
3. (offshoot)
a. el ramal
(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).
(road, railway, or pipe)
After four years of construction, the second light rail branch is complete.Después de cuatro años de construcción, el segundo ramal del tren ligero ha sido completado.
b. el brazo
(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).
(river)
This branch of the river leads to the lake.Este brazo del río lleva al lago.
4. (computing)
a. la bifurcación
(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).
Ubuntu is a branch of the Debian project base code.Ubuntu es una bifurcación del código base del proyecto Debian.
b. la ramificación
(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).
This program is a branch of last year's project.Este programa es una ramificación del proyecto del año pasado.
5. (subsection)
a. la rama
(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 branch of linguistics I like best is phonetics.La rama de la lingüística que más me gusta es la fonética.
b. el ramo
(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 branch of the armed forces does your dad work in?¿En qué ramo de las fuerzas armadas trabaja tu papá?
6. (part of a family)
a. la rama
(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 branch of your family is from Japan?¿Cuál rama de tu familia viene de Japón?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to diverge)
a. bifurcarse
The road branches up ahead; I recommend you take the left path.La calle se bifurca más adelante; recomiendo que tomes el camino de la izquierda.
8. (botany)
a. echar ramas
The oak by the gate is branching.El roble al lado del portón está echando ramas.
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subsidiary
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (secondary)
a. secundario
This psychologist claims that fathers usually play a subsidiary role in bringing up children.Este psicólogo afirma que habitualmente los padres desempeñan un papel secundario en la crianza de los hijos.
b. complementario
I still have to choose a subsidiary subject.Todavía tengo que elegir una asignatura complementaria.
2. (commerce)
a. filial
I think we need to find out more information about Vilenet and its subsidiary companies.Creo que hay que buscar mas información sobre Vilenet y sus empresas filiales.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (commerce)
a. la filial
(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).
Didn't you know that this company was a subsidiary of a German one?¿No sabías que esta empresa es filial de una alemana?
4. (education) (United Kingdom)
a. la asignatura complementaria
(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).
If you don't want to give up history, you could always take it as a subsidiary.Si no quieres dejar de estudiar historia, siempre puedes escogerla como asignatura complementaria.
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