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"Germs" is a form of "germ", a noun which is often translated as "el germen". "Body" is a noun which is often translated as "el cuerpo". Learn more about the difference between "germs" and "body" below.
germ
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (medicine)
a. el germen
(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 spread of germs can be greatly reduced through regular handwashing.La propagación de gérmenes se puede reducir en gran medida lavándose regularmente las manos.
b. el microbio
(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).
You put your metro card in your mouth! Do you have any idea how many germs must be on that thing?¡Te metiste la tarjeta del metro en la boca! ¿Tienes alguna idea de cuántos microbios eso tendrá?
2. (biology)
a. el germen
(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 germ produces gametes, which are used in sexual reproduction.El germen produce gametos que se utilizan en la reproducción sexual.
3. (beginning)
a. el germen
(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).
Out of one of our conversations sprang the germ of an incredible idea.De una de nuestras conversaciones surgió el germen de una idea fantástica.
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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. (anatomy)
a. el cuerpo
(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).
My body aches from running.Me duele el cuerpo de correr.
b. el cadáver
(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).
(dead)
They fished another body out of the river this morning.Sacaron otro cadáver más del río esta mañana.
2. (organization)
a. el organismo
(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).
A student body can make demands for change.Un organismo estudiantil puede pedir cambios.
b. el órgano
(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 Supreme Court is the judicial body of the government.La Corte Suprema es el órgano jurídico del gobierno.
3. (collection)
a. la masa
(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).
They based their findings on a large body of data.Basaron sus conclusiones en una amplia masa de datos.
4. (hair volume)
a. el cuerpo
(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).
I wish my hair had more body.Ojalá mi cabello tuviera más cuerpo.
5. (automobile)
a. la carrocería
(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 metal bodies are made at the plant.Las carrocerías metálicas se hacen en la fábrica.
6. (person)
a. el tipo
(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).
, la tipa
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
He's such a weird body.Es un tipo muy raro.
7. (astronomy)
a. el cuerpo
(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).
Did you go to the lecture on the different bodies found in the solar system: planets, asteroids, stars, and so on?¿Fuiste a la conferencia sobre los diversos cuerpos que se hallan en el sistema solar: planetas, asteroides, estrellas, etc.?
8. (aviation)
a. el fuselaje
(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 body of the plane was found in the forest ten years after the accident.El fuselaje del avión fue hallado en la selva diez años después del accidente.
9. (main structure)
a. el cuerpo
(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 body of the building was built in the Middle Ages.El cuerpo del edificio fue construido en la Edad Media.
b. el armazón
(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).
, la armazón
(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).
What's the name of the body of a ship?¿Cómo se llama el armazón de una nave?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (automobile)
a. fabricar la carrocería de
These cars have traditionally been bodied in Germany, although this could change in the near future.La carrocería de estos carros se ha fabricado tradicionalmente en Alemania, aunque esto podría cambiar en un futuro próximo.
11.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to give form to; used with "forth")
a. dar cuerpo a
It could well be said that the sculptor managed to body forth the spirit of her time.Bien podría decirse que la escultora supo dar cuerpo al espíritu de su tiempo.
b. articular
The author processed all those abstract ideas and bodied them forth in his extensive work.El autor procesó todas esas ideas abstractas y las articuló en su extensa obra.
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