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"Derribo" is a noun which is often translated as "demolition", and "acoso" is a noun which is often translated as "harassment". Learn more about the difference between "derribo" and "acoso" below.
derribo(
deh
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rree
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boh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (destruction)
a. demolition
¿Cuántos kilos de explosivos se utilizaron para el derribo de la vieja fábrica?How many kilos of explosives were used for the demolition of the old factory?
2. (act of causing to fall)
a. bringing down
El derribo del helicóptero se realizó fuera el espacio aéreo del país.The bringing down of the unidentified helicopter occurred outside national airspace.
b. shooting down (with weapons)
El derribo de los bombarderos enemigos fue un momento crucial.The shooting down of the enemy bombers was a turning point.
3. (removal from power)
a. overthrow
Tras el derribo del gobiernno democrático, se estableció una dictadura militar.After the overthrow of the democratic government, a military dictatorship was established.
4. (debris)
a. rubble
Los obreros cargaron cuatro camiones de derribo.The workers filled four trucks with rubble.
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acoso(
ah
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koh
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soh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (harrying)
a. harassment
Afrontamos a cualquier instancia de acoso sexual con la mayor seriedad en esta empresa.We take all instances of sexual harassment extremely seriously in this company.
b. bullying
El acoso escolar es un tema que ha recibido mucha atención últimamente.School bullying is a topic that has received a lot of attention lately.
c. relentless pursuit
Para las celebridades, es difícil escapar del acoso de la prensa.It is hard for celebrities to escape the relentless pursuit of the press.
d. hounding
Hay quienes creen que el acoso constante de los paparazzi contribuyó a la muerte de la princesa Diana.Some people believe that constant hounding by the paparazzi contributed to the death of Princess Diana.
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