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"Introduction" is a noun which is often translated as "la introducción", and "primer" is a noun which is often translated as "la base". Learn more about the difference between "introduction" and "primer" below.
introduction(
ihn
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truh
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duhk
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shuhn
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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. (initiation)
a. la introducción
(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 internship will serve as an introduction to the profession.La pasantía servirá de introducción a la profesión.
2. (presentation)
a. la presentación
(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).
Shall I make the introductions?¿Hago yo las presentaciones?
3. (literature)
a. la introducción
(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 introduction of the book was written by another author.La introducción del libro fue escrita por otro autor.
b. el prólogo
(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 introduction states the purpose and goals of the writing.El prólogo enuncia la finalidad y los objetivos del escrito.
4. (politics)
a. la introducción
(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 introduction of the new act will bring a significant change to our country.La introducción de la nueva ley supondrá un cambio importante para nuestro país.
b. la presentación
(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).
Before the introduction of the bill into the legislature, a draft bill has to be prepared.Antes de proceder a la presentación de un proyecto de ley ante el parlamento, se debe preparar un borrador de ley.
5. (insertion)
a. la introducción
(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 introduction of the catheter into the urinary bladder can be painful for the patient.La introducción de la sonda hasta la vejiga urinaria puede ser dolorosa para el paciente.
6. (inclusion)
a. la introducción
(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).
This software facilitates the introduction of data onto a spreadsheet.Este programa facilita la introducción de datos en una hoja de cálculo.
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primer(
prih
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muhr
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pray
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muhr
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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. (base coat of paint)
a. la base
(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).
Wait an hour for the primer to dry and then apply a coat of paint.Espera una hora hasta que se seque la base y luego échale una mano de pintura.
b. la imprimación
(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).
Sand the table and apply a primer.Lija la mesa y luego aplícale una imprimación.
c. el tapaporos
(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).
While you're waiting for the primer to dry, prepare the glue solution.Mientras esperas a que se seque el tapaporos, prepara el pegamento.
2. (introductory textbook)
a. el manual básico
(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 had to buy a primer on finance because I feel really lost in class.Tuve que comprarme un manual básico de finanzas porque en clase estoy muy perdido.
3. (child's reading book)
a. el abecedario
(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 son took his primer and started coloring in the letters.Mi hijo tomó su abecedario y empezó a colorear las letras.
4. (explosive)
a. el cebo
(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).
These cartridges are ignited using an electric charge instead of a primer.Estos cartuchos se disparan por medio de una carga eléctrica en lugar de un cebo.
b. el iniciador
(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).
We couldn't detonate the explosives because we had forgotten to insert the primer.No pudimos detonar los explosivos porque nos habíamos olvidado de colocar el iniciador.
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