Quick answer
"Operation" is a noun which is often translated as "la operación", and "if so" is a phrase which is often translated as "si es así". Learn more about the difference between "operation" and "if so" 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. (medicine)
a. la operación
(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).
He was unable to walk for three weeks after the operation.No pudo caminar durante tres semanas después de la operación.
b. la intervención quirúrgica
(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).
She is recovering from an operation she had last week.Se está recuperando de una intervención quirúrgica a la que fue sometida la semana pasada.
2. (activity)
a. la operación
(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).
He was the head of CIA operations in Beirut.Era el jefe de las operaciones de la CIA en Beirut.
3. (act of functioning)
a. el funcionamiento
(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 power plant will not be in operation until next year.La central eléctrica no entrará en funcionamiento hasta el año que viene.
4. (mission)
a. la operación
(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).
Three men were arrested in an undercover police operation.Tres hombres fueron detenidos en una operación secreta de la policía.
5. (use)
a. el uso
(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).
They are keeping a close eye on the operation of the new planning system.Están vigilando de cerca el uso del nuevo sistema de planificación.
b. el manejo
(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 expert advises them on the operation of the electronic equipment they use in their jobs.El experto los asesora en el manejo de los equipos electrónicos que utilizan en su trabajo.
6. (business)
a. la operación
(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 is a huge operation, employing 240,000 people worldwide.La empresa es una operación enorme que tiene 240,000 empleados en todo el mundo.
7. (computing)
a. la operación
(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 is a computer that will process a million operations per second.Esta es una computadora capaz de procesar un millón de operaciones por segundo.
8. (mathematics)
a. la operación
(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).
Students should not rely solely on calculators to perform mathematical operations.Los estudiantes no deben recurrir siempre a las calculadoras para ejecutar las operaciones matemáticas.
operations
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
9. (commerce)
a. las operaciones
(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).
Newman oversees the company's mining operations in Chile.Newman supervisa las operaciones mineras de la empresa en Chile.
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if so(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. si es así
Do you like music? If so, what kind?¿Te gusta la música? Si es así, ¿de qué tipo?
b. de ser así
I think I see Jeff over there. - If so, you should go talk to him.Creo que veo a Jeff allí. - De ser así, deberías ir a hablar con él.
c. en tal caso
This says that I need to get a 95% on my final to pass the class. If so, I'm a little worried.Esto dice que necesito sacar un 95% en mi examen final para aprobar la clase. En tal caso, estoy un poco preocupado.
d. en caso afirmativo
Do you own your own home? If so, do you have insurance?¿Tiene casa propia? En caso afirmativo, ¿tiene seguro?
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