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digging

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digging(
dih
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gihng
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (act of digging)
a. la excavación
(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).
(F)
The workers are coming tomorrow to do the digging so we can put a pool in the yard.Mañana vienen los obreros a hacer la excavación para poder poner una piscina en el jardín.
2. (archaeology)
a. la excavación
(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).
(F)
The archaeologists returned to the digging after their lunch break.Los arqueólogos volvieron a la excavación después de su pausa para comer.
3. (mining)
a. la excavación
(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).
(F)
When he started getting sick in the mines, Cristobal had to quit his job digging.Cuando empezó a enfermarse en las minas, Cristóbal tuvo que dejar su trabajo en la excavación.
diggings
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (archaeology)
a. las excavaciones
(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).
(F)
We found the remains of an ancient city at the diggings.Encontramos los restos de una antigua ciudad en las excavaciones.
5. (mining)
a. las excavaciones
(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).
(F)
My father worked for years as a miner in our town's coal diggings.Mi padre trabajó por años como minero en las excavaciones de carbón de nuestro pueblo.
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digging [ˈdɪɡɪŋ]
noun
1 (with spade, of hole)
Helen always did the digging Helen era la que siempre cavaba
Helen always did the digging. At the slightest excuse, she would stump off to the tool shed for a trowel or worse still, a shovel
2 (Min) excavación (f)
3 diggings (Min) (Archeol) excavaciones (f)
eager purchasers awaited lead from diggings of Galena, Illinois, and Missouri Peat was dug for fuel in medieval times: the abandoned diggings have filled with water
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