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"Usage" is a noun which is often translated as "el uso", and "practice" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "practicar". Learn more about the difference between "usage" and "practice" below.
usage(
yu
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sihj
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (consumption)
a. el uso
(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 drought has made it necessary for everyone to cut down on water usage.La sequía hizo necesario que todos redujeran el uso del agua.
b. la utilización
(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).
Having lots of windows helps us to cut down on our electric light usage.Tener muchas ventanas nos ayuda a reducir la utilización de luz eléctrica.
2. (linguistics)
a. el uso
(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).
"Stop" is preferred to "quit" in formal usage.En uso formal, se prefiere "stop" en lugar de "quit".
3. (practice)
a. el uso
(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 usage of this rite of passage dates back to the 15th century.El uso de este rito de iniciación se remonta al siglo XV.
b. la costumbre
(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 prohibition of alcohol in the town is a usage that continues even today.La prohibición del alcohol en el pueblo es una costumbre que aun sigue hoy en día.
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practice(
prahk
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tihs
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to rehearse)
a. practicar
She practices the violin every day.Ella practica el violín todos los días.
b. ensayar
I practiced my monologue for the audition last night.Anoche ensayé mi monólogo para la prueba.
2. (religious)
a. practicar
They practice their religion devotedly.Practican su religión devotamente.
3. (to pursue)
a. ejercer
My father has practiced law all his life.Mi papá ha ejercido como abogado toda su vida.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to rehearse)
a. practicar
The teacher has asked us to practice after school.El maestro nos ha pedido practicar después del colegio.
5. (to engage in a profession)
a. ejercer
He studied medicine but he doesn't practice.Estudió medicina pero no ejerce.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (repetition)
a. la práctica
(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 need more practice before Saturday's game.Necesitas más práctica antes del partido del sábado.
b. el ensayo
(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).
(music)
I have band practice on Thursday.Tengo ensayo de la banda este jueves.
c. el entrenamiento
(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).
(sports)
He has football practice every Friday.Tiene entrenamiento de fútbol todos los viernes.
7. (custom)
a. la práctica
(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).
This ritual is part of an ancient pagan practice.Este ritual es parte de una antigua práctica pagana.
8. (application)
a. la práctica
(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 theory is easy. Putting it into practice is another matter.La teoría es sencilla. Es otra cosa llevarla a la práctica.
9. (place of business)
a. la consulta
(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).
(medicine)
My father is a pediatrician with his own practice.Mi padre es pediatra y tiene su propia consulta.
b. el consultorio
(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).
(medicine)
The practice is comprised of two doctors and three nurses.El consultorio se comprende de dos doctores y tres enfermeras.
c. el bufete
(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).
(legal)
I expect to be a partner in the practice by this time next year.A esta hora el año que viene, espero ser un socio en el bufete.
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