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"Growing up" is a phrase which is often translated as "madurar", and "growing" is an adjective which is often translated as "creciente". Learn more about the difference between "growing up" and "growing" below.
growing up(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (entering adulthood)
a. madurar (intransitive verb)
College is a time for growing up.La universidad es un tiempo para madurar.
b. el crecimiento
(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 have a lot of growing up to do to be like your father.Te falta mucho crecimiento para ser como tu padre.
2. (being raised)
a. criarse
Growing up without a father must have been hard.Criarse sin padre tiene que haber sido difícil.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (increasing)
a. creciente
Visual pollution is a growing problem in several cities.La contaminación visual es un problema creciente en varias ciudades.
2. (children)
a. en edad de crecimiento
You need to eat a lot of fruit and vegetables because you are a growing girl.Necesitas comer muchas frutas y verduras porque eres una niña en edad de crecimiento.
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