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"Analfabetismo" is a noun which is often translated as "illiteracy", and "desnutrición" is a noun which is often translated as "malnutrition". Learn more about the difference between "analfabetismo" and "desnutrición" below.
analfabetismo(
ah
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nahl
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fah
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beh
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tees
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moh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
a. illiteracy
La pobreza extrema es una de las causas del analfabetismo.Extreme poverty is one of the causes of illiteracy.
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desnutrición(
dehs
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noo
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tree
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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. (medicine)
a. malnutrition
En las regiones pobres del país, los recién nacidos son víctimas de las enfermedades y la malnutrición.Newborn babies in poor areas of the country are victims of disease and malnutrition.
b. undernourishment
Tener el cuerpo delgado y el abdomen inflamado son algunos de los síntomas de la desnutrición.A thin body and swollen abdomen are some of the symptoms of undernourishment.
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