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desnivel
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desnivel(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (surface irregularity)
a. drop
Pusieron una rampa para salvar el desnivel entre la acera y la carretera.A ramp was installed to compensate the drop between the sidewalk and the street.
2. (incline)
a. slope
La vía no tiene mucho desnivel, pero el hielo hace que sea peligroso.The slope of the road isn't huge, but the ice makes it dangerous.
3. (disparity)
a. difference
Muchas mujeres están luchando para acabar con el desnivel salarial entre hombres y mujeres.A lot of women are fighting to end the difference between male and female pay.
b. inequality
El desnivel entre países ricos y pobres no se reducirá sin tomar medidas drásticas.The inequality between rich and poor countries won't decrease without taking drastic steps.
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desnivel
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (cultural, social)
a. inequality, gap
2. (del terreno)
a. drop
había un desnivel de 500 metrosthere was a drop of 500 meters
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desnivel
1 [de terreno] (desigualdad) drop; (tierra alta) high ground; (tierra baja) low ground
2 (diferencia) difference;entre between
3 (Política) (Sociología) inequality
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