Quick answer
"Foster" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "fomentar", and "staggering" is an adjective which is often translated as "asombroso". Learn more about the difference between "foster" and "staggering" below.
foster(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to promote)
a. fomentar
We provided monetary incentives to foster economic growth.Ofrecimos incentivos monetarios para fomentar el crecimiento económico.
b. promover
The recycling program is aimed at fostering sustainable development.El programa de reciclaje busca promover el desarrollo sostenible.
c. alentar (hope or creativity)
Art classes foster children's creative spirit.Las clases de arte alientan el espíritu creativo de los niños.
d. alimentar (hatred)
That attitude only fosters hatred among religious groups.Esa actitud no hace más que alimentar el odio entre grupos religiosos.
2. (to have)
a. albergar (ambition or doubts)
He had no means, but fostered the ambition to go to college.No tenía medios, pero albergaba la ambición de ir a la universidad.
b. abrigar (hope or suspiction)
She fostered the hope of seing him again one day.Abrigaba la esperanza de volverlo a ver algún día.
3. (to bring up)
a. acoger
They fostered an orphan girl and adopted her two years later.Acogieron a una niña huérfana y la adoptaron dos años más tarde.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (related to fostering)
a. adoptivo
She was our foster child for a while. Then she went back to her parents.Fue nuestra hija adoptiva por un tiempo. Luego, volvió a casa de sus padres.
b. de acogida
A social worker visits the foster family regularly.Un trabajador social visita con regularidad a la familia de acogida.
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staggering
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. asombroso
A staggering percentage of the population experienced declining incomes over the past decade.Un porcentaje asombroso de la población experimentó una disminución de los ingresos durante la última década.
b. pasmoso
A staggering number of employees will have to be fired when new regulations take effect.Será necesario despedir a un número pasmoso de empleados cuando las nuevas normas entren en vigor.
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