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"Buildings" is a form of "building", a noun which is often translated as "el edificio". "Age" is a noun which is often translated as "la edad". Learn more about the difference between "buildings" and "age" below.
building(
bihl
-
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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age(
eyj
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (years lived)
a. la edad
(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).
Please state your age on the application.Por favor, indica tu edad en la solicitud.
2. (period of time)
a. la edad
(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 studied many ancient writings from the Bronze Age in my anthropology class.Estudiamos mucha literatura de la Edad de Bronce en mi clase de antropología.
b. la era
(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).
After his coronation, we were living in the age of the new king.Después de su coronación, vivíamos en la era del nuevo rey.
c. la época
(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 golden age of Mexican cinema was from 1936 to 1959.La época de oro del cine mexicano fue desde 1936 hasta 1959.
3. (old age)
a. la edad
(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 don't know if I left the keys in the car due to age or stress.No sé si dejé las llaves en el carro por la edad o por el estrés.
b. la vejez
(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).
My knees hurt. I guess it's just age.Me duelen las rodillas. Supongo que solo es la vejez.
4. (adulthood; preceded by "of")
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A girl comes of age at different ages in different cultures.Una niña alcanza la mayoría de edad a diferentes edades en diversas culturas.
You're not of age yet. You can't go to the bar.No eres mayor de edad. No puedes ir al bar.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to make older)
a. envejecer
It seems that the office of the presidency ages everyone who holds the position.Parece que el cargo de la presidencia envejece a todo el que ocupe el puesto.
6. (culinary)
a. añejar
You have to age Romano cheese for at least nine months.Hay que añejar el queso romano por lo menos nueve meses.
b. criar
We age all of the wine in this section of the winery for five years.Criamos todo el vino en esta sección de la bodega por cinco años.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to make older)
a. envejecer
When you lose a loved one, it makes you age.Cuando pierdes a un ser querido, te hace envejecer.
8. (culinary)
a. madurar
In order for this wine to reach its peak, it needs to age more.Para que este vino alcance su punto máximo, necesita madurar más.
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