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"Index" is a noun which is often translated as "el índice", and "rate" is a noun which is often translated as "la tarifa". Learn more about the difference between "index" and "rate" below.
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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. (section of a book)
a. el índice
(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 index at the back of the book lists important names and events.El índice en la parte de atrás del libro contiene una lista de nombres y eventos importantes.
2. (list)
a. el índice
(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).
This book is included in the Index, the Catholic Church's list of prohibited books.Este libro está incluido en el Índice, la lista de libros prohibidos de la Iglesia católica.
3. (indication)
a. el índice
(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).
Where you live is often an index of your income level.El lugar de residencia es a menudo un índice del nivel de ingresos.
b. la señal
(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).
Illiteracy is usually an index of poverty.El analfabetismo suele ser señal de pobreza.
4. (magnitude)
a. el índice
(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).
(of a property)
The index of the material determines the amount of it needed to get the proper lens refraction.El índice del material determina la cantidad necesaria de este para lograr una refracción adecuada en la lente.
5. (finance)
a. el índice
(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).
An index summarizes the change in value of all market stocks.Un índice resume el cambio de valor experimentado por la totalidad de las acciones del mercado.
6. (mathematics)
a. el índice
(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).
If the index of the root is 2, it is a square root.Si el índice de la raíz es 2, se trata de una raíz cuadrada.
b. el exponente
(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 negative index is used to express very small numbers in scientific notation.En la notación científica, se utilizan exponentes negativos para representar números muy pequeños.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to include an index)
a. poner un índice a
It's important to index a historical biography like this one.A una biografía histórica como esta, es importante ponerle un índice.
8. (to include in an index)
a. incluir en el índice
There are a few names that I forgot to index in the book and would be important for the reader.Hay varios nombres que olvidé poner en el índice del libro y serían importantes para el lector.
9. (to include in a catalog)
a. incluir en el catálogo
There are links to the electronic books that are indexed.Existen vínculos a los libros electrónicos incluidos en el catálogo.
10. (finance)
a. indexar
Salaries of government employees are indexed to inflation.Los salarios de los funcionarios públicos están indexados a la inflación
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rate(
reyt
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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. (cost)
a. la tarifa
(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 company reduced the rates for all services to attract more clients.La compañía redujo las tarifas de todos los servicios para atraer a más clientes.
b. el precio
(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 rates for gasoline reached an all-time high.Los precios de la gasolina llegaron a un máximo histórico.
2. (measure)
a. la tasa
(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 immigration rate in the United States goes up every year.La tasa de inmigración en los Estados Unidos aumenta cada año.
b. el índice
(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 candidate promises a fall in the unemployment rate as part of her campaign.La candidata promete una disminución del índice de desempleo como parte de su campaña.
3. (speed)
a. el ritmo
(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).
People were entering and exiting the building at an alarming rate.La gente entraba y salía del edificio a un ritmo alarmante.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to classify)
a. clasificar
The movie is rated R due to violence and sexual content.La película está clasificada R por violencia y contenido sexual.
5. (to evaluate)
a. evaluar
It is her job to rate the performance of all of the employees.Es su trabajo evaluar el rendimiento de todos los empleados.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to be classified)
a. considerarse
He rates as one of the best guitarists in the world.Se considera uno de los mejores guitarristas del mundo.
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