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"Estiércol" is a noun which is often translated as "manure", and "abono" is a noun which is often translated as "fertilizer". Learn more about the difference between "estiércol" and "abono" below.
estiércol(
ehs
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tyehr
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kohl
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (fertilizer)
a. manure
El agricultor utilizó varios kilos de estiércol para abonar el terreno.The farmer used several kilos of manure to fertilize the land.
2. (excrement)
a. dung
Unos caballos habían pasado por el camino antes de nosotros y estaba lleno de estiércol de caballo.Horses had been along the path before us and it was covered in horse dung.
b. manure
Los cerdos se revolcaban en el estiércol.The pigs were wallowing in the manure.
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abono(
ah
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boh
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noh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (fertilizing substance)
a. fertilizer
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Todos los abonos que utilizamos son de bajo contenido en nitrógeno.All the fertilizers we use have a low nitrogen content.
b. fertiliser (United Kingdom)
Las cáscaras de huevo son un buen abono para el jardín.Eggshells make a good fertiliser for the garden.
2. (fertilizing process)
a. fertilization
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El abono de la tierra se realiza en primavera y otoño.Fertilization of the land is carried out in the spring and in the fall.
b. fertilisation (United Kingdom)
Nos especializamos en maquinaria para el abono.We specialize in fertilisation equipment.
3. (pass)
a. season ticket
Nos sacamos un abono para todo el año.We bought a season ticket for the whole year.
4. (settlement)
a. payment
El abono puede efectuarse en efectivo o con tarjeta de crédito.The payment can be made in cash or by credit card.
b. credit (on a bank statement)
En mi extracto de cuenta puedo ver cuatro abonos y tres cargos.I can see four credits and three charges on my bank statement.
5. (part payment)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. installment
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Puede devolver el préstamo en cómodos abonos mensuales.You can repay the loan in convenient monthly installments.
b. instalment (United Kingdom)
Compré la computadora y el televisor en abonos.I bought my computer and my TV in instalments.
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