Quick answer
"Containing" is a form of "contain", a transitive verb which is often translated as "contener". "Enclosure" is a noun which is often translated as "el recinto". Learn more about the difference between "containing" and "enclosure" below.
contain(
kuhn
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teyn
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to have within)
a. contener
The drawer contained nothing but a small notebook.El cajón contenía solo un pequeño cuaderno.
2. (to prevent from spreading)
a. contener
The firefighters were able to contain the fire.Los bomberos pudieron contener el fuego.
3. (to restrain)
a. contener
She could hardly contain her excitement.Apenas pudo contener su emoción.
4. (to control oneself)
a. contenerse
I couldn't contain myself any longer. I had to eat that chocolate.Ya no pude contenerme. Tenía que comer ese chocolate.
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enclosure(
ehn
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klo
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zhuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fenced area)
a. el recinto
(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).
Our neighbors raise chickens in a small enclosure in the backyard.Nuestros vecinos crían gallinas en un recinto pequeño en el jardín trasero.
b. el cercado
(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).
We have a large enclosure for the cows on our farm.Tenemos un cercado grande para las vacas en nuestra finca.
2. (barrier)
a. el cercado
(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 enclosure that surrounds the house gives us a great deal of privacy.El cercado que rodea la casa nos da mucha privacidad.
3. (sports) (United Kingdom)
a. el recinto
(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).
Robert won a pass entitling him to access the exclusive enclosure in the stadium.Roberto ganó un pase que le da acceso al recinto exclusivo en el estadio.
4. (enclosing)
a. el cercamiento
(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 enclosure of the public park has angered many residents of the neighborhood.El cercamiento de parque público ha enojado a muchos residentes de la vecindad.
5.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(something enclosed)
a. el adjunto
(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).
Gael took the enclosures out of the envelope and signed them.Gael sacó los adjuntos del sobre y los firmó.
b. el anexo
(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).
This correspondence includes an enclosure with important tax information.Este correo incluye un anexo con datos fiscales importantes.
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