cultivar
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cultivar(
kuhl
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tuh
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var
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (botany)
a. el cultivar
(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 director of the botanical garden is an expert on all the cultivars in the park.El director del jardín botánico es un experto en todos los cultivares del parque.
b. la variedad cultivada
(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 species of plant has many different cultivars.Esta especie de planta tiene muchas variedades cultivadas.
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cultivar [ˈkʌltɪvɑːʳ]
noun
(Bot) variedad (f) cultivada
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cultivar
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cultivar(
kool
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tee
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bahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (agriculture)
a. to cultivate
Los agricultores cultivan los campos que rodean el pueblo.The farmers cultivate the fields that surround the town.
b. to grow
Los griegos cultivan aceitunas en los campos.The Greeks grow olives in the fields.
c. to farm
Llevamos 50 años cultivando este terreno.We've farmed this land for 50 years.
d. to raise
My family raises corn on their farm in Ohio.Mi familia cultiva maíz en su granja de Ohio.
2. (biology)
a. to culture
Los científicos han cultivado células mitocondrias como parte de su investigación.The scientists have cultured mitochondrial cells as part of their research.
3. (to promote)
a. to cultivate
Mi hermano ha cultivado amistades en círculos sociales diversos desde que se mudó a Boston.My brother has cultivated friendships in various social circles since moving to Boston.
b. to practice
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mi profesor de matemáticas cultiva la poesía en su tiempo libre.My math teacher practices poetry in his spare time.
c. to practise (United Kingdom)
El artista ha cultivado la pintura toda la vida.The artist has practised painting his whole life.
d. to develop
Se recomienda los crucigramas para cultivar la memoria y la capacidad mental.Crossword puzzles are recommended for developing memory and mental capacity.
e. to foster
Nuestro colegio pretende cultivar un ambiente positivo y productivo.Our school claims to foster a positive and productive environment.
cultivarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to grow personally)
a. to improve oneself
Si no haces un esfuerzo por cultivarte, nunca podrás salir adelante.If you don't make the effort to improve yourself, you'll never get ahead.
b. to develop oneself
Pasa todos los días leyendo libros de arte para cultivarse.She spends every day reading art books to develop herself.
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cultivar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (tierra)
a. to farm, to cultivate
2. (plantas)
a. to grow
3. (amistad, inteligencia)
a. to cultivate
4. (arte)
a. to practice
5. (germen)
a. to culture
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (persona)
a. to improve oneself
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cultivar
transitive verb
1 (Agr) [+tierra] to farm; cultivate; till; [+cosecha] to grow; raise
2 (Biología) to culture
3 [+amistad, arte, estudio] to cultivate; [+talento] to develop; [+memoria] to develop; improve
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Phrases with "cultivar"
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cultivar la tierra
to farm the land
cultivar en invernadero
to grow in a greenhouse
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