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fundamento
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fundamento(
foon
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dah
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mehn
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (origin)
a. foundation
El fundamento del éxito del negocio de María es la confianza que tiene en sí misma.The foundation of Maria's business success is her self-confidence.
b. basis
Me cuesta entender el fundamento sobre el que ciertas religiones apoyan sus enseñanzas.I find it hard to understand the basis on which certain religions support their teachings.
2. (motive)
a. grounds (plural)
Ninguno de nosotros entiende los fundamentos por los que Luis rechaza participar en el proyecto.None of us understands the grounds on which Luis rejects participating in the project.
b. reason
El maestro sospechaba, con fundamento, que el alumno había hecho trampa en el examen.The teacher suspected, with reason, that the student had cheated on the test.
3. (architecture)
a. foundation
Los fundamentos del edificio no están hechos para soportar un terremoto.The foundations of the building are not made to support an earthquake.
fundamentos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (principles)
a. fundamentals
Existen una serie de fundamentos que explican la teoría de la relatividad.There are a series of fundamentals which explain the theory of relativity.
b. basics
Este semestre vamos a estudiar los fundamentos de la química.We're going to go over the basics of chemistry this semester.
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fundamento
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (base)
a. foundation, basis
2. (razón)
a. reason, grounds
sin fundamentounfounded, groundless
fundamentosbasic principles
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fundamento
1 (Archit) foundations
plural
; (p)
2 (base) foundation; basis; (razón) grounds; reason
eso carece de fundamento that is completely without foundation; creencia sin fundamento groundless o unfounded belief
3 (formalidad) reliability; trustworthiness
4 (Técnica) weft; woof
5 fundamentos (principios) fundamentals; basic essentials
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