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"Grasping" is an adjective which is often translated as "avaricioso", and "scraping" is a noun which is often translated as "el raspado". Learn more about the difference between "grasping" and "scraping" below.
grasping
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. avaricioso
Her grasping relatives were all after a share in her will.Sus parientes avariciosos solo buscaban una parte de su herencia.
b. codicioso
Their grasping, selfish children had their every whim pandered to.Les consentían cada capricho a sus niños codiciosos y egoístas.
c. avaro
Don was a mean and grasping person, who thought only of himself.Don era una persona mezquina y avara que solo pensaba en sí mismo.
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scraping
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act and product of scraping)
a. el raspado
(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 pathologist took a skin scraping from Andrea to analyze under a microscope.El patólogo le tomó un raspado de piel a Andrea para analizar en el microscopio.
b. el legrado
(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).
(medicine)
Carl went in for a scraping to remove a spur on his heel.Carl se sometió a un legrado para quitarse un osteofito del tobillo.
2. (gathered residue)
a. el residuo
(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).
Alex gave the dog the scrapings from his dinner plate.Alex le dio al perro el residuo de su plato de la cena.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (that brushes)
a. que roza
Melinda entered the ballroom wearing a floor scraping gown.Melinda entró en el salón de baile con un vestido que roza el piso.
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