Quick answer
"Constructing" is a form of "construct", a transitive verb which is often translated as "construir". "Building" is a noun which is often translated as "el edificio". Learn more about the difference between "constructing" and "building" below.
construct
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to build)
a. construir (building, bridge, railway)
The central station was constructed in 1877.La estación central fue construida en 1877.
b. armar (model)
To begin with, they constructed an experimental model of the elevator.Para empezar, armaron una maqueta experimental del ascensor.
c. montar (model)
We bought a pre-fabricated house that we constructed ourselves.Compramos una casa prefabricada que montamos nosotros mismos.
2. (to elaborate)
a. construir
From this data, we can construct predictive models for the variables.A partir de estos datos, podemos construir modelos que pronostiquen el comportamiento de las variables.
b. elaborar
Marx used the work of Hegel and Feuerbach to construct his own theories.Marx se basó en los trabajos de Hegel y Feuerbach para elaborar sus propias teorías.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (fabrication)
a. el constructo
(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).
Ghandi said that religions are human constructs and therefore likely to be flawed.Ghandi dijo que las religiones son constructos humanos y, por lo tanto, propensas a errores.
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).
The mythology of this fantasy novel is the construct of the author's imagination.La mitología de esta novela fantástica es una construcción de la imaginación del autor.
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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. (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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