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"Diabetes" is a noun which is often translated as "diabetes", and "alimentación" is a noun which is often translated as "food". Learn more about the difference between "diabetes" and "alimentación" below.
diabetes(
dyah
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beh
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tehs
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (illness)
a. diabetes
El médico le diagnosticó diabetes a mi abuela.The doctor diagnosed my grandmother with diabetes.
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alimentación(
ah
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lee
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mehn
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tah
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syohn
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (sustenance)
a. food
Todos tienen derecho a una alimentación adecuada y techo.Everyone has the right to enough food and shelter.
2. (nutrition)
a. diet
Frutas y verduras deben formar la mayor parte de su alimentación.Fruit and vegetables should form the main part of your diet.
3. (act of consuming food)
a. feeding
Yo me ocupo de la alimentación y cuidado de 1,000 vacas en la granja.I am responsible for the feeding and care of 1,000 cows on the farm.
4. (input)
a. supply
Necesitamos una nueva línea de alimentación para el grifo de la cocina.We need a new faucet supply line for the kitchen.
b. feed
La alimentación de papel de la impresora siempre se está trancando.The printer's paper feed is forever getting jammed.
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