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"Energía" is a noun which is often translated as "energy", and "industria" is a noun which is often translated as "industry". Learn more about the difference between "energía" and "industria" below.
energía(
eh
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nehr
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hee
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ah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (physics)
a. energy
Es importante que la ciudad haga una investigación de alternativas para la energía limpia.It's important that the city research alternatives for clean energy.
2. (vitality)
a. energy
Antes Jaime estaba lleno de energía y desde que ha sido padre, siempre está cansado.Jaime used to be full of energy, but since he became a father, he is always tired.
b. vigor
Tras la carrera, David levantó orgulloso el trofeo con gran energía.After the race, David proudly lifted the trophy with great vigor.
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industria(
een
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doos
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tryah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (commerce)
a. industry
La industria del cine se ha adaptado a las nuevas tecnologías de filmación.The film industry has adapted to new filming technologies.
2. (plant)
a. factory
En la industria de galletas de mi pueblo trabajan cien personas.A hundred people work in the cookie factory in my town.
3. (diligence)
a. industry
El proyecto triunfó gracias a la industria de sus sacrificados miembros.The project succeeded thanks to the industry of its selfless members.
4. (expertise)
a. ingenuity
La industria de Miguel en ventas se debe a que ha trabajado como vendedor por 20 años.Miguel's ingenuity in sales is due to his 20 years of experience working as a salesperson.
b. skill
La industria de mi abuelo no tenía fin. Hacía de todo, incluyendo muebles, ropa y ¡hasta zapatos!My grandfather's skills knew no bounds: he made everything from furniture to clothes, and even shoes!
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