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"Equipo" is a noun which is often translated as "team", and "terreno" is a noun which is often translated as "land". Learn more about the difference between "equipo" and "terreno" below.
equipo(
eh
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kee
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poh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (group)
a. team
FC Barcelona, para mí, es el mejor equipo de fútbol del universo entero.I think FC Barcelona is the best soccer team in the entire universe.
2. (materials)
a. equipment
La fotógrafa recogió todo su equipo y pasó a la siguiente sesión.The photographer gathered all of her equipment and moved on to the next shoot.
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terreno(
teh
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rreh
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noh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (geography)
a. land
El terreno cerca de la bahía es fértil, por lo que es propicio para el hábitat de la fauna.The land near the bay is fertile, making it conducive to wildlife habitat.
b. soil
Estos cultivos solo pueden crecer en terrenos muy fértiles.These crops can only grow in highly fertile soils.
c. terrain
Es un viaje difícil por terreno montañoso.It's a difficult drive through mountainous terrain.
d. ground
El terreno es muy rocoso por aquí, así que deberíamos llevar zapatos.The ground is very rocky around here, so we should wear shoes.
2. (parcel of land)
a. land
Mis abuelos tienen terrenos en el campo.My grandparents have land in the countryside.
b. lot
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El gobierno municipal decidió construir un nuevo centro comercial en ese terreno.The municipal government decided to build a new shopping mall in that lot.
c. plot of land
Dos jubilados en búsqueda de climas cálidos compraron un terreno cerca de la playa.Two retired snowbirds bought a plot of land near the beach.
d. plot
Los arrendatarios sembraron aguacates en su terreno.The tenant farmers planted avocados on their plot.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(area)
a. field
Ha habido muchos avances en el terreno de la bioquímica.There has been much progress in the field of biochemistry.
b. sphere
Hay que combatir la corrupción en el terreno político.We need to fight against corruption in political fields.
4. (sports)
a. field
Los jugadores ya están en el terreno.The players are already in the field.
b. playing field
El terreno está muy mojado; tendremos que cancelar el partido.The playing field is really wet; we'll have to cancel the game.
c. pitch (United Kingdom)
Los futbolistas salieron al terreno.The footballers walked out onto the pitch.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (worldy)
a. earthly
"La vida terrena es breve," dijo el sacerdote."Earthly life is short," said the priest.
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