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"Deforestación" is a noun which is often translated as "deforestation", and "contaminación" is a noun which is often translated as "pollution". Learn more about the difference between "deforestación" and "contaminación" below.
deforestación(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (general)
a. deforestation
Los ecologistas luchan contra la deforestación del Amazonas.Ecologists fight against the deforestation of the Amazon.
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contaminación(
kohn
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (dirtiness)
a. pollution (of the sea and the atmosphere)
Usar autos menos y bicicletas más ayudaría a reducir la contaminación.Using cars less and bicycles more would help reduce pollution.
b. contamination (of food and drinking water)
La contaminación del agua potable generó una epidemia de cólera.The contamination of the drinking water generated a cholera epidemic.
2. (alteration)
a. corruption (of a text or a culture)
Algunas gramáticas luchan contra la contaminación del lenguaje.Some grammars fight against the corruption of language.
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