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"Zona" is a noun which is often translated as "area", and "área" is a noun which is also often translated as "area". Learn more about the difference between "zona" and "área" below.
zona(
soh
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nah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (space)
a. area
Esta zona del restaurante está reservada para una fiesta de cumpleaños.This area of the restaurant is reserved for a birthday party.
2. (geography)
a. area
Los excursionistas se perdieron en una zona boscosa.The hikers got lost in a wooded area.
b. zone
Los soldados esperaron en la zona desmilitarizada.The soldiers waited in the demilitarized zone.
3. (anatomy)
a. area
Si vuelves a sentir un dolor agudo en esa zona del cuerpo, llama al doctor de inmediato.If you feel a sharp pain in that area of your body again, call the doctor right away.
4. (sports)
a. zone
El jugador de básquetbol encestó desde la zona de tiros libres.The basketball player made a basket from the free-throw zone.
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área(
ah
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reh
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ah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (zone)
a. area
Nuestras oficinas están dentro del área metropolitana de Washington DC.Our offices are located within the metropolitan area of Washington DC.
Estas áreas protegidas aportan beneficios importantes para el bienestar humano.These protected areas offer significant benefits for human well-being.
2. (mathematics or geometry)
a. area
Si el radio de un círculo es tres pulgadas, ¿cuál es el área?If the radius of a circle is three inches, what is the area?
3. (sector)
a. area
Nuestra empresa quiere contratar más profesionales en el área de la tecnología de la información.Our company wants to hire more professionals in the area of information technology.
b. field
En este país se ha progresado poco en el área de la educación especial.Little progress has been made in the field of special education in this country.
4. (sports)
a. penalty area
Ese futbolista se luce hasta llegar al área, pero no convierte goles.This soccer player is brilliant till he reaches the penalty area, but he can't score goals.
5. (measurement)
a. are (100 square meters)
En algunos países todavía se utiliza el área para medir un terreno.In some countries the are is still used for measuring the size of plots of land.
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