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"Uso" is a noun which is often translated as "use", and "concepto" is a noun which is often translated as "concept". Learn more about the difference between "uso" and "concepto" below.
uso(
oo
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soh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (employment)
a. use
El uso excesivo de las computadoras puede dañar la vista.The excessive use of computers can damage your eyesight.
2. (purpose)
a. use
Esta herramienta fue diseñada específicamente para uso industrial.This tool was designed specifically for industrial use.
3. (linguistics)
a. usage
El examen tomará en cuenta el uso del lenguaje.The exam will take language usage into account.
4. (practice)
a. custom
Me gusta aprender sobre los usos y tradiciones en otros países.I like to learn about the customs and traditions in other countries.
5. (habitual use)
a. wear
Esos zapatos no son de uso diario.Those shoes aren't for everyday wear.
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concepto(
kohn
-
sehp
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toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (mental representation)
a. concept
Tu concepto de igualdad difiere del mío.Your concept of equality differs from mine.
b. idea
El autor se explaya sobre el concepto de amor eterno.The author elaborates on the idea of eternal love.
c. notion
El concepto de propiedad intelectual apareció hace un par de siglos.The notion of intellectual property appeared two centuries ago.
d. conception
Nuestras culturas tienen un concepto de belleza similar.Our cultures have a similar conception of beauty.
2. (idea)
a. opinion
Los padres de mi novia tienen un mal concepto de mí.My girlfriend's parents have a low opinion of me.
b. view
Tengo un concepto favorable sobre la asistencia social.I have a favorable view of social welfare.
3. (literature)
a. conceit
El poeta incluyó muchos conceptos y símbolos en la oda.The poet included many conceits and symbols in the ode.
4. (finance)
a. element
¿Puedes explicarme por qué este concepto está incluido en mi estado de cuenta?Can you explain to me why this element is included in my bank statement?
b. category
Necesito revisar los distintos conceptos que están en la factura.I need to go over the different categories listed on the invoice.
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