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"Unit" is a noun which is often translated as "la unidad", and "building" is a noun which is often translated as "el edificio". Learn more about the difference between "unit" and "building" below.
unit(
yu
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niht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (item)
a. la unidad
(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).
Juan received a prize for selling the most units this fiscal year.Juan recibió un premio por vender el mayor número de unidades este año fiscal.
2. (education)
a. el módulo
(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).
Please turn to unit five in your textbooks and we will begin the lesson.Por favor, pasen al módulo cinco en sus libros de texto y empezaremos la lección.
b. la unidad
(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 next unit that we will cover integrates all the material we have studied until now.La próxima unidad que vamos a ver abarca toda la información que hemos estudiado hasta ahora.
3. (furniture)
a. el módulo
(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 couple installed a new unit in the kitchen of their new home.La pareja instaló un nuevo módulo en la cocina de su nuevo hogar.
4. (mathematics)
a. la unidad
(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).
You can represent any number as separate values in the tens and units places.Puedes representar cualquier número como valores distintos en el hueco de los decimales y de las unidades.
5. (department)
a. el centro
(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).
Our customer service unit hired ten employees.Nuestro centro de servicio de atención al cliente contrató a diez empleados.
b. el servicio
(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).
Because of his hard work, the officer was promoted to a special police unit.Por su trabajo duro, el agente fue ascendido a un servicio especial de la policía.
c. la unidad
(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).
After his car accident, my brother had to spend a week in the intensive care unit.Después del accidente de coche, mi hermano tuvo que pasar una semana en la unidad de cuidados intensivos.
6. (technical)
a. la unidad
(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 cannot finish assembling the machine because the processing unit is missing.No puedo terminar de montar la máquina porque falta la unidad de procesamiento.
7. (group)
a. la unidad
(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).
To encourage solidarity within our unit, the group leader suggested we go out for drinks together.Para fomentar la solidaridad dentro de nuestra unidad, el líder sugirió que nos fuéramos a tomar unas copas juntos.
8. (measurement)
a. la unidad
(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 standard unit of paper that we usually order is 8 1/2 by 11 inches.La unidad estándar de papel que solemos pedir es 8 1/2 por 11 pulgadas.
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building(
bihl
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dihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (structure)
a. el edificio
(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).
It's an impressive building, with 94 levels and a location in the center of the city.Es un edificio impresionante, con 94 pisos y una ubicación en el centro de la ciudad.
b. la construcción
(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).
That new building is a costly monstrosity.Esa construcción nueva es una monstruosidad costosa.
2. (act of building)
a. la construcción
(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 building of the new library is going to take four months.La construcción de la nueva biblioteca va a tomar cuatro meses.
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