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"Growth" is a noun which is often translated as "el crecimiento", and "rank" is a noun which is often translated as "el rango". Learn more about the difference between "growth" and "rank" below.
growth(
groth
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (physical development)
a. 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).
At this rate of growth, she is going to be six feet tall when she's a teenager.A esta tasa de crecimiento, va a medir seis pies cuando llegue a la adolescencia.
2. (progression)
a. el desarrollo
(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 company's growth has been fueled by another round of funding.El desarrollo de la empresa ha sido alimentado por otra ronda de financiamiento.
3. (increase)
a. el aumento
(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).
Our goal for this month is a 10% growth in sales.Nuestra meta para este mes es un aumento del 10% en ventas.
4. (medical)
a. el bulto
(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).
Margarita discovered a growth on her arm.Margarita descubrió un bulto en el brazo.
b. el tumor
(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).
Felipe had a growth removed from his back.A Felipe le quitaron un tumor de la espalda.
5. (facial hair)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He thought he looked good with two days' growth on his face, but he looked ridiculous.Pensó que lucía bien con una barba de dos días, pero se veía ridículo.
I usually keep about two weeks' growth of a beard.Normalmente mantengo una barba de dos semanas.
6. (vegetation)
a. el brote
(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).
How long does it take after a forest fire for new growth to appear?¿Cuánto tiempo toma después de un incendio forestal para que aparezcan nuevos brotes?
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rank(
reyngk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (rating)
a. el rango
(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).
What's the rank of your new album?¿Qué rango tiene su nuevo album?
b. la categoría
(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).
(quality)
Our healthcare services occupy the top rank worldwide.Nuestros servicios de atención médica son de primera categoría a nivel mundial.
2. (military)
a. el grado
(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 lieutenant rose to the rank of captain.El teniente ascendió al grado de capitán.
3. (row)
a. la fila
(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).
Everyone lined up in ranks to buy tickets for the concert.Todos se pusieron en fila para comprar los boletos para el concierto.
b. la hilera
(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).
She had planted ranks of sunflowers in the backyard.Había plantado hileras de girasoles en el patio.
4. (for taxis)
a. la parada
(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).
There were several taxis waiting at the rank.Había varios taxis esperando en la parada.
b. el sitio
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The taxi rank was empty.El sitio de taxis estaba vacío.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to rate)
a. clasificar
She is ranked second in the world in her field.Está clasificada segunda en el mundo en su campo.
6. (to outrank)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. ser de rango superior a
A sergeant ranks a corporal.Un sargento es de rango superior a un cabo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to be rated)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Software development now ranks as one of the country's fastest-growing industrys.Actualmente la Ingeniería de software es una de las industrias de mayor crecimiento del país
The fifth symphony must rank as one of his best works.La quinta sinfonía debe considerarse una de sus mejores obras.
8. (to have rank)
a. ser de rango
In the past, priests ranked above noblemen.En el pasado, los sacerdotes eran de rango superior a los nobles.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
9. (complete)
a. absoluto
My aunt criticizes the government for their rank hypocrisy.Mi tía critica al gobierno por su hipocresía absoluta.
10. (botany)
a. exuberante
After the fire, the rank thicket of undergrowth had disappeared.El bosque exuberante de maleza desapareció tras el incendio.
11. (foul-smelling)
a. fétido
A rank smell was coming from the drain.Un olor fétido emanaba de la tubería de desagüe.
b. repugnante
There was a rank plate of moldy food in the fridge.Había un plato de comida mohosa repugnante en el refrigerador.
ranks
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
12. (military)
a. la tropa
(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).
Morale in the ranks was low.La tropa tenía la moral baja.
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