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"España" is a proper noun which is often translated as "Spain", and "contaminación" is a noun which is often translated as "pollution". Learn more about the difference between "España" and "contaminación" below.
España(
ehs
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pah
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nyah
)
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (country)
a. Spain
"Cuando pienso en España, pienso en flamenco y tapas", dijo el estudiante."When I think of Spain, I think of flamenco and tapas," said the student.
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contaminación(
kohn
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tah
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mee
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nah
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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. (dirtiness)
a. pollution (of the sea and the atmosphere)
Usar autos menos y bicicletas más ayudaría a reducir la contaminación.Using cars less and bicycles more would help reduce pollution.
b. contamination (of food and drinking water)
La contaminación del agua potable generó una epidemia de cólera.The contamination of the drinking water generated a cholera epidemic.
2. (alteration)
a. corruption (of a text or a culture)
Algunas gramáticas luchan contra la contaminación del lenguaje.Some grammars fight against the corruption of language.
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