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"Desarrollo" is a noun which is often translated as "development", and "desenvolvimiento" is a noun which is also often translated as "development". Learn more about the difference between "desarrollo" and "desenvolvimiento" below.
desarrollo(
deh
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sah
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rroh
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yoh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (evolution, betterment)
a. development
El desarrollo industrial es vital para la economía de un país.Industrial development is vital for the economy of a country.
2. (progress)
a. development
La buena nutrición es clave para el desarrollo de un niño.Good nutrition is key for a child's development.
b. growth
Para fomentar el desarrollo de una planta se necesitan luz y agua.To encourage the growth of a plant, you need light and water.
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desenvolvimiento
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (deployment)
a. development
El desenvolvimiento de la personalidad del protagonista es lento.The development of the protagonist's personality is slow.
2. (freedom from difficulty)
a. ease
Por ser una niña tan pequeña, el desenvolvimiento con el que hablaba era sorprendente.Being such a little girl, the ease with which she spoke was astonishing.
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