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"Branching" is a form of "branch", a noun which is often translated as "la rama". "Ramification" is a noun which is often translated as "la ramificación". Learn more about the difference between "branching" and "ramification" below.
branch(
brahnch
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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. (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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ramification
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (consequence)
a. 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).
I'm not sure if you fully comprehend the ramifications of what you've just done.No estoy seguro de que entiendas bien las ramificaciones de lo que acabas de hacer.
b. la repercusión
(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).
We need to anticipate the long-term ramifications of the merger before proceeding.Debemos anticipar las repercusiones a largo plazo de la fusión antes de proseguir.
2. (extension)
a. 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 ramification of society is consistently marginalized.A esta ramificación de la sociedad se le margina continuamente.
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