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"Upgrading" is a form of "upgrade", a transitive verb which is often translated as "mejorar". "Modernization" is a noun which is often translated as "la modernización". Learn more about the difference between "upgrading" and "modernization" below.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to improve)
a. mejorar
Our fire department needs to purchase equipment and upgrade its facilities.Nuestro departamento de bomberos necesita adquirir equipo y mejorar sus instalaciones.
b. modernizar
It is urgent to upgrade the country's aging infrastructure.Es urgente modernizar la infraestructura obsoleta del país.
c. subir de categoría
My credit card was upgraded from gold to platinum.Mi tarjeta de crédito fue subida de la categoría oro a la platino.
2. (computing)
a. actualizar
To upgrade the program you must download the latest installer.Para actualizar el programa, tienes que descargar el último instalador.
3. (to promote)
a. ascender
My colleague was upgraded to a decision-making position at work.Mi colega fue ascendido a un puesto directivo en su trabajo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (computing)
a. actualizar
My computer is too slow. I think it's time to upgrade!Mi computadora es muy lenta. ¡Creo que es hora de actualizar!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (computing)
a. la actualización
(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 software upgrades will be automatically installed on your computer.Las actualizaciones del software serán instaladas automáticamente en su computadora.
6. (improvement)
a. la mejora
(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).
We are planning on making some upgrades to increase the value of our house.Estamos planeando hacerle unas mejoras a nuestra casa para aumentar su valor.
7. (promotion)
a. el ascenso
(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).
Your position upgrade is a reward for your exceptional performance.Tu ascenso es en recompensa por tu desempeño excepcional.
8. (slope)
a. la cuesta
(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 road has a very steep upgrade.Ese camino tiene una cuesta muy empinada.
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modernization
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la modernización
(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 leader credited with the modernization of our society.Fue el líder a quien se atribuye la modernización de nuestra sociedad.
b. la actualización
(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).
Modernization of the equipment must be a priority if the factory is to be profitable.La actualización de la maquinaria debe ser una prioridad para que la fábrica sea rentable.
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