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"Uso" is a noun which is often translated as "use", and "aprovechamiento" is a noun which is also often translated as "use". Learn more about the difference between "uso" and "aprovechamiento" below.
uso(
oo
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soh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (employment)
a. use
El uso excesivo de las computadoras puede dañar la vista.The excessive use of computers can damage your eyesight.
2. (purpose)
a. use
Esta herramienta fue diseñada específicamente para uso industrial.This tool was designed specifically for industrial use.
3. (linguistics)
a. usage
El examen tomará en cuenta el uso del lenguaje.The exam will take language usage into account.
4. (practice)
a. custom
Me gusta aprender sobre los usos y tradiciones en otros países.I like to learn about the customs and traditions in other countries.
5. (habitual use)
a. wear
Esos zapatos no son de uso diario.Those shoes aren't for everyday wear.
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aprovechamiento(
ah
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proh
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beh
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chah
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myehn
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toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (utilization)
a. use
En esta planta de reciclaje se encargan del aprovechamiento de todo tipo de materiales.In this recycling plant they make use of all kinds of materials.
b. exploitation (of resources)
El aprovechamiento de los recursos naturales puede tener consecuencias negativas.The exploitation of natural resources can have negative consequences.
2. (benefit)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Como inversora, mi mayor preocupación es en lograr un mayor aprovechamiento de mi inversión.As an investor, my main concern is with getting a better return out of my investment.
Pocos estudiantes son conscientes de lo importante que es el aprovechamiento de los estudios.Not many students are aware of the importance of taking advantage of their studies.
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