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"Onset" is a noun which is often translated as "el comienzo", and "offset" is a noun which is often translated as "la compensación". Learn more about the difference between "onset" and "offset" below.
onset
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (start)
a. el comienzo
(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 the onset of the Neolithic period, humans went from being hunters to being farmers.Al comienzo del periodo Neolítico, los seres humanos pasaron de ser cazadores a ser agricultores.
b. el inicio
(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 fall of the Berlin wall marked the onset of a new era.La caída del muro de Berlín marcó el inicio de una nueva era.
c. la llegada
(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).
(of a season)
The children celebrated the onset of spring with a flower parade.Los niños celebraron la llegada de la primavera con un desfile floral.
d. la aparición
(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).
(of a disease)
Bilingualism delays the onset of dementia.El bilingüismo retrasa la aparición de la demencia.
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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. (compensation)
a. la compensación
(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 bought the plane tickets, and payed a surcharge as an offset for the carbon emitted during the flight.Compré los pasajes de avión, y pagué un recargo en compensación por el carbono emitido durante el vuelo.
2. (printing)
a. el offset
(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 you want to print by offset, your graphics should be limited to two colors.Si quiere hacer la impresión en offset, sus gráficas no deben tener más de dos colores.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to counterbalance)
a. compensar
The government offered assistance to offset losses caused by the recent hurricane.El gobierno ofreció asistencia para compensar las pérdidas provocadas por el huracán reciente.
4. (printing)
a. imprimir en offset
Since we need 500 brochures, to offset them would be cheaper than to print them digitally.Como necesitamos 500 folletos, imprimirlos en offset sería más barato que la impresión digital.
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