Quick answer
"Contamination" is a noun which is often translated as "la contaminación", and "pollution" is a noun which is also often translated as "la contaminación". Learn more about the difference between "contamination" and "pollution" below.
contamination(
kuhn
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tah
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mih
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ney
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shihn
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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 or effect of making impure)
a. la contaminación
(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 contamination of the DNA sample compromised the data of the experiment.La contaminación de la muestra de ADN comprometió los datos del experimento.
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pollution(
puh
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lu
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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. (ecology)
a. la contaminación
(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 pollution is caused mostly by factories.Las fábricas causan la mayor parte de la contaminación.
b. la polución
(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).
There is a very high level of pollution in the rivers.En los ríos hay niveles muy altos de polución.
2. (lack of integrity)
a. la corrupción
(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).
Political pollution runs rampant in the whole country.La corrupción política prolifera en todo el país.
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