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"Utilities" is a form of "utility", a noun which is often translated as "la utilidad". "Supplies" is a plural noun which is often translated as "las provisiones". Learn more about the difference between "utilities" and "supplies" below.
utility(
yu
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tih
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lih
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di
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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. (usefulness)
a. la utilidad
(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).
Academics had a discussion regarding the utility of summative evaluation.Los académicos tuvieron una discusión sobre la utilidad de la evaluación sumativa.
2. (public service)
a. el servicio público
(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).
Between paying rent and utilities, I'm left with very little for entertainment.Entre el pago del alquiler y los servicios públicos, me queda muy poco para el entretenimiento.
3. (public service company)
a. la empresa de servicio público
(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).
Some analysts suggest that the Internet should be viewed as a utility and regulated as such.Algunos analistas sugieren que el Internet debe verse como una empresa de servicio público y regularse como tal.
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supplies(
suh
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plaihz
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (provisions)
a. las provisiones
(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 supplies won't last the whole winter if more snow comes.Las provisiones no durarán todo el invierno si nieva más.
b. los víveres
(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).
We need to buy supplies for the trip.Tenemos que comprar víveres para el viaje.
c. los suministros
(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 company specializes in military supplies.La empresa es especialista en suministros militares.
d. los pertrechos
(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).
(military)
During the war, women raised money to buy supplies for the soldiers.Durante la guerra, las mujeres recaudaban dinero para comprar pertrechos para los soldados.
e. los artículos
(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).
Someone has been stealing kitchen supplies from the warehouse where I work.Alguien está robando artículos de cocina del almacén donde trabajo.
supply
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to provide)
a. suministrar
My farm supplies local markets.Mi granja suministra a los mercados locales.
b. proveer
The fresh water initiative supplies clean water to everyone in the village.La iniciativa de agua fresca provee agua limpia a todos en el pueblo.
c. aprovisionar
The army will supply the troops with all the necessary equipment.El ejército aprovisionará a las tropas con todo el equipo necesario.
d. proporcionar
The foundation supplies families with education, three meals a day, and health care.La fundación proporciona a las familias educación, tres comidas al día y sanidad.
3. (to meet)
a. satisfacer
The small coffee distributor cannot supply the coffee shop's demand.El distribuidor pequeño de café no puede satisfacer la demanda del café.
b. suplir
The company supplied three hundred classrooms with new chalkboards.La compañía suplió pizarras nuevas a trescientos salones de clases.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (stock)
a. el suministro
(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 manager only ordered a month's supply.El gerente solo pidió un suministro de un mes.
b. las reservas
(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 chocolate store almost ran out of supply on Valentine's day.La chocolatería casi se agotó de reservas en el día de San Valentín.
5. (finance)
a. la oferta
(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 market is governed by the law of supply and demand.El mercado se rige por la ley de la oferta y la demanda.
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