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germen
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germen(
hehr
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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. (biology)
a. germ
Lávate las manos después de estornudar porque estarán llenas de gérmenes.Wash your hands after you sneeze because they will be full of germs.
2. (source)
a. germ
El germen de mi idea para el proyecto surgió tras hablar con varios artistas.I got the germ of the idea for the project after talking to several artists.
b. seed
El germen de los problemas de muchos adultos se remonta a la infancia.The seed of many adults' problems can be traced back to their childhood.
3. (bud)
a. germ
Los dietistas recomiendan evitar los productos refinados porque carecen del germen y el salvado que son beneficiosos para la salud.Dieticians recommend avoiding refined products because the germ and bran which are good for your health have been removed.
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germen
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (también fig)
a. germ
germen de trigowheat germ
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germen
1 (microorganismo) germ
germen plasma germ plasma
2 (brote) germ
germen de maíz El aceite de germen de maíz, en cambio solo contiene la quinta parte de grasas saturadas que hay en la mantequilla
germen de trigo wheatgerm
3 (raíz) germ; seed; (origen) source
el germen de una idea the germ of an idea
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