Quick answer
"Cleaning" is a noun which is often translated as "la limpieza", and "maintenance" is a noun which is often translated as "el mantenimiento". Learn more about the difference between "cleaning" and "maintenance" below.
cleaning(
klin
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ihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act of making clean)
a. la limpieza
(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).
Cleaning your face daily is essential for maintaining clear skin.La limpieza diaria de la cara es esencial para mantener la piel libre de imperfecciones.
b. el aseo
(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 woman who helps me with the cleaning comes on Saturdays. La señora que me ayuda con el aseo viene los sábados.
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maintenance(
meynt
-
nihns
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (upkeep)
a. el mantenimiento
(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).
A swimming pool requires regular maintenance.Una piscina requiere un mantenimiento regular.
2. (perpetuation)
a. el mantenimiento
(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 maintenance of good relations with Russia is very important to our government.El mantenimiento de buenas relaciones con Rusia es muy importante para nuestro gobierno.
3. (legal) (United Kingdom)
a. la pensión alimenticia
(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 have to pay maintenance to my ex-wife, even though I'm unemployed.Tengo que pagar la pensión alimenticia a mi exesposa, aunque esté sin trabajo.
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