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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. (purchase)
a. la compra
(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 company will allocate funds for the buying of several properties.La empresa va a destinar fondos para la compra de varias propiedades.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (purchasing)
a. de compras
Larry works in the buying department.Larry trabaja en el departamento de compras.
b. adquisitivo
The buying potential of people living in rural areas has greatly improved with the internet.Las posibilidades adquisitivas de la gente que vive en zonas rurales han mejorado mucho con el internet.
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buying [ˈbaɪɪŋ]
compra (f)
buying power (n) poder (m) adquisitivo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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