Quick answer
"Foundation" is a noun which is often translated as "la fundación", and "basis" is a noun which is often translated as "la base". Learn more about the difference between "foundation" and "basis" below.
foundation(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (organization)
a. la fundación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The foundation works with children with cancer.La fundación ayuda a niños con cáncer.
2. (basis)
a. la base
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Love is the foundation of a happy family.El amor es la base para una familia feliz.
b. el fundamento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Your argument has no foundation. It makes no sense. Tu argumento no tiene fundamento. No tiene sentido.
3. (act of founding)
a. la fundación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The foundation of this club was in 1812.La fundación de este club ocurrió en 1812.
4. (construction)
a. los cimientos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The ground under the foundation shifted causing it to crack. El suelo debajo de los cimientos se desplazó provocando que se agrietaran.
5. (cosmetics)
a. la base
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Put your foundation on before any of your other makeup.Ponte la base antes de aplicar el resto del maquillaje.
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basis(
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sihs
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (foundation)
a. la base
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This data doesn't give us enough of a basis to arrive at a conclusion.Estos datos no nos proporcionan una base suficiente como para llegar a una conclusión.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
On the basis of your credentials, we've decided to offer you the job.Basándonos en sus referencias, hemos decidido ofrecerle el trabajo.
Their assumptions about this matter have no basis in science.Sus presupuestos sobre el tema no se fundamentan en la ciencia.
2. (arrangement)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Hannah has started meditating on a daily basis.Hannah ha empezado a meditar diariamente.
We cooperate with other groups on an informal basis.Cooperamos con otros grupos de manera informal.
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