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"Diseño" is a noun which is often translated as "design", and "fuste" is a noun which is often translated as "shaft". Learn more about the difference between "diseño" and "fuste" below.
diseño(
dee
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seh
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nyoh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (act of designing)
a. design
La etapa de diseño del edificio ya casi se termina.The design phase of the building is almost over.
2. (plan)
a. sketch
He hecho un diseño rápido de cómo se verá el edificio en este entorno.I've made a quick sketch of how the building will look in this setting.
b. design
El diseño de la cartelera está listo para su aprobación.The billboard design is ready for your approval.
c. drawing
Me gustó el diseño que me enseñaste del nuevo sofá.I liked the drawing you showed me of the new sofa.
3. (decorative marking)
a. pattern
Esa planta tiene un diseño hermoso en las hojas.That plant has a beautiful pattern on its leaves.
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fuste
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (architecture)
a. shaft
A juzgar por el capitel y el fuste, estas columnas son jónicas.Judging by the shaft and the capital, these columns are Ionic.
2. (horseback riding)
a. saddle tree
Asegúrate que el fuste esté bien asegurado al caballo.Make sure the saddle tree is properly secured on the horse.
3. (relevance)
a. importance
Todos los directores de fuste se hicieron presentes en los Óscar.All the directors of any importance attended the Oscars.
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