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"Elaboración" is a noun which is often translated as "production", and "envasado" is a noun which is often translated as "packing". Learn more about the difference between "elaboración" and "envasado" below.
elaboración(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (fabrication)
a. production
La planta de reciclaje trabaja en la elaboración de bolsas de papel.The recycling plant is working in the production of paper bags.
b. manufacturing
La empresa española subcontrata talleres chinos para la elaboración de prendas de vestir.The Spanish company outsources Chinese workshops for the manufacturing of clothing.
c. making
La elaboración del chocolate es un proceso muy laborioso.The making of chocolate is a very arduous process.
d. working
La elaboración de estos lujosos muebles de madera llevará varias semanas.The working of this luxurious wooden furniture will take several weeks.
2. (development)
a. working out
Reunimos a todo el equipo para la elaboración del plan de negocios.We've put the whole team together for the working out of the business plan.
b. drawing up
La elaboración del informe requirió de mucha investigación.The drawing up of the report required a lot of research.
c. devising
La elaboración de una estrategia que nos permita aumentar las ganancias es de vital importancia.The devising of a strategy which allows us to increase our profits is of vital importance.
d. preparation
La academia está inmersa en la elaboración de un nuevo diccionario.The academy is immersed in the preparation of a new dictionary.
e. writing
Laura está absorta en la elaboración de una unidad didáctica.Laura is absorbed in the writing of a teaching unit.
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envasado(
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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 packing)
a. packing
La fábrica se quedó sin cajas y el proceso de envasado se retrasó dos horas.The factory ran out of boxes and the packing process was delayed by two hours.
b. packaging
El productor también se ocupa del envasado del producto antes de que se envíe.The producer also deals with the packaging of the product before it's shipped.
c. bottling (in bottles)
El envasado de la cerveza en la fábrica se efectúa mediante máquinas.The bottling of the beer at the brewery is done by machines.
d. canning (in cans)
Luego del envasado, las latas son transportadas a la imprenta, donde les ponen las etiquetas.After the canning, the cans are transported to the printer's, where the labels are applied.
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