Quick answer
"Abbreviations" is a form of "abbreviation", a noun which is often translated as "la abreviatura". "Ounce" is a noun which is often translated as "la onza". Learn more about the difference between "ounce" and "abbreviations" below.
ounce(
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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. (unit of measurement)
a. la onza
(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 steak weighs six ounces.El bistec pesa seis onzas.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(small quantity)
a. la pizca
(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).
If there were an ounce of truth to that story, he'd already be in jail.Si hubiera una pizca de verdad en esa historia, ya estaría en la cárcel.
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abbreviation(
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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. (shortened form)
a. la abreviatura
(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 abbreviation for "square meter" is "m2."La abreviatura de "metro cuadrado" es "m2".
b. el acortamiento
(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 first time she saw the word "yurt" she thought it was an abbreviation for "yogurt."La primera vez que vio la palabra "yurt" pensó que era un acortamiento de "yogurt".
2. (act of shortening)
a. la abreviación
(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 word "soccer" comes from the abbreviation of the word "association" in the 19th century.La palabra "soccer" viene de la abreviación de la palabra "asociación" en el siglo XIX.
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