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"Observing" is an adjective which is often translated as "de observación", and "measuring" is an adjective which is often translated as "para medir". Learn more about the difference between "observing" and "measuring" below.
observing
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to observation)
a. de observación
The top of the mountain was the best observing site to see the meteor shower.La cima de la montaña fue el mejor sitio de observación para ver la lluvia de meteoritos.
2. (perceptive)
a. observador
Nina's observing friends immediately noticed that there was something wrong with her.Los amigos observadores de Nina inmediatamente se dieron cuenta de que algo malo le pasaba.
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measuring
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (used for measuring)
a. para medir
Pour the sauce in the measuring cup into the pan.Vierte en la sartén la salsa que está en la taza para medir.
b. de medir
I need to add two teaspoons of salt. Where are the measuring spoons?Necesito agregar dos cucharaditas de sal. Donde están las cucharas de medir?
c. medidor
After mixing the liquids well, pour five ounces into a measuring jar.Después de mezclar bien los líquidos, vierta cinco onzas en una jarra medidora.
d. graduado
This measuring spoon has the markings in milliliters.Esta cuchara graduada está marcada en mililitros.
e. métrico
Go find the measuring tape and measure the length and width of the rug.Busca la cinta métrica y mide el largo y el ancho de la alfombra.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (act of measuring)
a. la medición
(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 designed a program for measuring the daily traffic of our website.Diseñamos un programa para la medición del tráfico diario de nuestra página de web.
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