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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. (process of drying)
b. el deshidratado
(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 drying of fresh foods is an ancient preservation practice.El deshidratado de alimentos frescos es una práctica muy antigua de conservación.
2. (wiping of dishes)
no direct translation
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
"I'll do the drying if you wash," he said."Yo seco si tú lavas", dijo él.
As Jan had started washing the dishes, I offered to do the drying.Como Jan había empezado ya a lavar los platos, yo me ofrecí para secarlos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (causing dryness)
4. (used for drying)
5. (used for hanging the laundry)
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