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"Building" is a noun which is often translated as "el edificio", and "making" is a noun which is often translated as "la fabricación". Learn more about the difference between "building" and "making" below.
building(
bihl
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dihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (structure)
a. el edificio
(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).
It's an impressive building, with 94 levels and a location in the center of the city.Es un edificio impresionante, con 94 pisos y una ubicación en el centro de la ciudad.
b. la construcción
(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 new building is a costly monstrosity.Esa construcción nueva es una monstruosidad costosa.
2. (act of building)
a. la construcción
(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 building of the new library is going to take four months.La construcción de la nueva biblioteca va a tomar cuatro meses.
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making(
mey
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kihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (creation)
a. la fabricación
(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).
Wood is a common material used in the making of furniture.La madera es un material común que se usa en la fabricación de muebles.
2. (cinema)
a. el rodaje
(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).
He wrote the script but he wasn't involved in the making of the movie.Escribió el guión pero no tuvo un rol en el rodaje de la película.
makings
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (necessary elements)
a. ingredientes
I have the makings of breakfast here.Tengo aquí los ingredientes necesarios para el desayuno.
4. (potential)
a. el potencial
(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).
Ruby has the makings of a good politician.Ruby muestra gran potencial como política.
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