Quick answer
"Operation" is a noun which is often translated as "la operación", and "somehow" is an adverb which is often translated as "de algún modo". Learn more about the difference between "operation" and "somehow" below.
operation(
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puh
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shihn
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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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somehow(
suhm
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hau
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (in some way)
a. de algún modo
They somehow managed to run into each other and both end up with head injuries.De algún modo se chocaron y ambos terminaron con heridas en la cabeza.
b. de alguna manera
They came from behind somehow and won the game.Iban perdiendo pero de alguna manera acabaron ganando el partido.
c. de alguna forma
I don't know what happened, but we somehow survived the hurricane.No sé lo qué pasó, pero de alguna forma sobrevivimos el huracán.
2. (for some reason)
a. por alguna razón
You look different somehow. - Well, I got a haircut yesterday.Te ves diferente por alguna razón. - Bueno, me cortaron el cabello ayer.
b. no sé por qué
Somehow, Alice was chosen to be the class president.No sé por qué, pero escogieron a Alice para ser la presidenta de la clase.
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