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"Unit" is a noun which is often translated as "la unidad", and "term" is a noun which is often translated as "el término". Learn more about the difference between "unit" and "term" below.
unit(
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niht
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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. (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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term(
tuhrm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (word or phrase)
a. el término
(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 origin of the term "rule of thumb" is controversial.El origin del término "regla del pulgar" es controvertido.
2. (definite length of time)
a. el plazo
(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).
I want a short-term loan.Quiero un préstamo de corto plazo.
b. el periodo
(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).
Replacement or repair of a part does not extend the warranty term.El reemplazo o la reparación de una pieza no extiende el periodo de la garantía.
c. el período
(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 term of this agreement is six months beginning on the date of the first payment.El período de este acuerdo es de seis meses a partir de la fecha del primer pago.
d. el mandato
(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).
(official or political)
The president's term lasts six years.El mandato del presidente es de seis años.
3. (part of the school year)
a. el trimestre
(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).
(three months)
After term ends, we're all going to the beach.Después de que se acabe el trimestre, nos vamos todos a la playa.
b. el cuatrimestre
(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).
(four months)
When does the new term begin?¿Cuándo empieza el nuevo cuatrimestre?
c. el semestre
(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).
(six months)
He's studying calculus and physics this term.Está estudiando cálculo y física este semestre.
4. (pregnancy)
a. el término
(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).
I recommend that you rest until the pregnancy is brought to term.Recomiendo que descanses hasta llevar el embarazo a término.
5. (mathematics)
a. el término
(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).
I don't know which term in the equation you are referring to.No sé a cuál término de la ecuación te refieres.
6. (prison sentence)
a. la condena
(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 prisoner will serve his term in New York.El prisionera cumplirá su condena en Nueva York.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to designate)
a. calificar de
They termed the president a hero for his decision.Calificaron de héroe al presidente por su decisión.
b. llamar
I think the director has incorrectly been termed a genius.Creo que el director ha sido llamado un genio erróneamente .
terms
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
8. (stipulations of an agreement)
a. las condiciones
(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).
Per the terms of this agreement, you will pay a monthly maintenance fee.Según las condiciones de este acuerdo, pagarás una cuota de mantenimiento mensual.
b. los términos
(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 are the terms of this contract?¿Cuáles son los términos de este contrato?
9. (relationship)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Alejandra and Marisol are on good terms right now, but I don't think it will last long. Alejandra y Marisol se llevan bien actualmente, pero dudo que dure mucho.
I'm on friendly terms with most of my neighbors. Tengo una buena relación con la mayoría de mis vecinos.
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