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"Percentages" is a form of "percentage", a noun which is often translated as "el porcentaje". "UN" is an abbreviation which is often translated as "ONU". Learn more about the difference between "UN" and "percentages" below.
UN(
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ehn
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An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1. (United Nations)
a. la ONU
(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).
Brazil's ambassador to the UN was key to the inclusion of womens rights in the charter.La embajadora de Brasil de la ONU fue clave para la inclusión de los derechos de las mujeres en la carta.
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percentage(
puhr
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sehn
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dihj
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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. (mathematics)
a. el porcentaje
(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).
What percentage of 50 does 17 represent?¿Qué porcentaje de 50 representa 17?
2. (share of money)
a. el porcentaje
(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).
Her percentage comes out before taxes.Se saca su porcentaje antes de deducir impuestos.
b. el tanto por ciento
(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 sales manager gets a percentage of his team members' sales.El gerente de ventas recibe un tanto por ciento de las ventas de los integrantes de su equipo.
3. (advantage)
a. la tajada
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The deal sounds nice, but what's my percentage?El trato parece interesante pero ¿de cuánto es mi tajada?
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
She says she's not getting any percentage, but I don't believe her.Dice que no está sacando nada, pero no le creo.
There's no percentage for me in lying about my past.No gano nada con mentir sobre mi pasado.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (of a percentage)
a. porcentual
The growth projection is three percentage points higher this year than last.La proyección de crecimiento es de tres puntos porcentuales más que el año pasado.
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