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"Descartable" is an adjective which is often translated as "dispensable", and "reciclable" is an adjective which is often translated as "recyclable". Learn more about the difference between "descartable" and "reciclable" below.
descartable
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unnecessary)
a. dispensable
La jefa de Recursos Humanos consideraba que los candidatos sin titulación eran descartables.The Human Resources manager considered the unqualified candidates as dispensable.
2. (unlikely)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No es descartable un adelanto electoral si el Parlamento no aprueba los presupuestos para el próximo ejercicio.An early election cannot be ruled out if next year's budget is not passed by Parliament.
La posibilidad de que el tumor sea maligno no es descartable.We cannot dismiss the possibility of a malignant tumor.
3. (that can be thrown away)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. disposable
Un buen tatuador solo utiliza agujas descartables.A good tattoo artist only uses disposable needles.
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reciclable
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (reusable)
a. recyclable
Separa el material reciclable del resto de la basura.Separate the recyclable material from the rest of the trash.
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