Quick answer
"Construction" is a noun which is often translated as "la construcción", and "phrasing" is a noun which is often translated as "el fraseo". Learn more about the difference between "construction" and "phrasing" below.
construction(
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struhk
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shuhn
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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. (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).
Construction of the new shopping center is scheduled to be completed by December.La finalización de la construcción del nuevo centro comercial está prevista para diciembre.
2. (structure)
a. la estructura
(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 construction is meant to exist in harmony with the environment.Esta estructura está pensada para coexistir en armonía con el medio ambiente.
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).
A steel construction will weigh more, but it will be stronger. Una construcción de acero pesará más, pero será más fuerte.
3. (grammar)
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).
In Spanish sentence construction, the adjective tends to come after the noun.En la construcción de oraciones en español, el adjetivo tiende a colocarse después del sustantivo.
4. (meaning)
a. la interpretación
(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).
You have the wrong construction of my words. That's not what I meant.Has hecho una mala interpretación de mis palabras. No es lo que quise decir.
5. (design)
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).
She chose good colors, but the construction of the dress looks disproportionate.Eligió buenos colores, pero la construcción del vestido se ve desproporcionada.
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phrasing
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (music)
a. el fraseo
(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).
No one could match Billie Holiday's effortless, floating phrasing.Nadie podía igualar el fraseo fluido y etéreo de Billie Holiday.
2. (form of expression)
a. la expresión
(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 phrasing of this passage is still a bit awkward.La expresión de este pasaje todavía suena un poco torpe.
b. el estilo
(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 poet's disjointed phrasing is his trademark.El estilo errático del poeta es su sello característico.
c. la redacción
(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).
(in writing)
The phrasing of the company's mission statement needs to be concise but engaging.La redacción de la declaración de objetivos de la empresa tiene que ser concisa pero atractiva.
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