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"Investigation" is a noun which is often translated as "la investigación", and "research" is a noun which is also often translated as "la investigación". Learn more about the difference between "investigation" and "research" below.
investigation(
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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. (official inquiry)
a. la investigación
(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 families of the victims are calling for an official investigation into what caused the train to derail.Las familias de las víctimas están pidiendo que se lleve a cabo una investigación oficial de las causas del descarrilamiento del tren.
2. (scientific study)
a. la investigación
(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).
Recent investigations have isolated a previously unknown gene.Investigaciones recientes han logrado aislar un gen hasta ahora desconocido.
3. (medical test)
a. la exploración
(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).
I was referred to a specialized hospital for cardiac investigation.Me enviaron a un hospital especializado para hacerme una exploración cardíaca.
4. (inspection)
a. la inspección
(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 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has the power to conduct investigations and impose sanctions.La Comisión Federal Reguladora de la Energía tiene el poder de llevar a cabo inspecciones e imponer sanciones.
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research(
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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. (studies)
a. la investigación
(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 research he's carrying out is groundbreaking.La investigación que está llevando a cabo es revolucionaria.
b. las investigaciones
(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).
We need to carry out more research on the influence of social media on our lives.Hay que llevar a cabo más investigaciones sobre la influencia de los medios sociales en nuestras vidas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to study)
a. investigar
I'm going to research how students can improve their pronunciation in Spanish.Voy a investigar cómo los estudiantes pueden mejorar su pronunciación en español.
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