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"Genero" is a form of "generar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to generate". "Especie" is a noun which is often translated as "species". Learn more about the difference between "especie" and "genero" below.
especie(
ehs
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peh
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syeh
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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. (biology)
a. species
Desafortunadamente, esta especie está en peligro de extinción.Unfortunately, this species is endangered.
2. (type)
a. kind
Un mazo es una especie de martillo.A mallet is a kind of hammer.
b. sort
Hay una especie de complicidad entre nosotros.There's a sort of complicity between us.
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(hearsay)
a. rumor
Corrió la especie de que se habían casado en secreto.There was a rumor that they had secretly married.
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generar(
heh
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neh
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rahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to produce power)
a. to generate
Se puede generar electricidad a partir de la luz solar.Electricity can be generated from sunlight.
2. (to bring into being)
a. to generate
Escribir un blog es una forma efectiva de generar tráfico a tu sitio web.Having a blog is an effective way to generate traffic to your website.
b. to create
El gobierno está trabajando para generar empleos.The government is working to create jobs.
c. to cause
La devaluación está generando serios problemas financieros.The devaluation is causing serious financial problems.
3. (to give life to)
a. to produce
Los conejos generan muchas crías.Rabbits produce a great many offspring.
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