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material
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material(
mah
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teh
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ryahl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (tangible)
a. physical
El ladrón no ocasionó daños materiales en la vivienda.The thief did not cause any physical damage to the property.
b. material
La policía encontró la prueba material del delito en casa del acusado.The police found the material evidence of the crime in the defendant's house.
2. (value, consequences etc)
a. material
Estaba muy apegada a los bienes materiales hasta que sufrió aquel accidente.She cared a lot about material possessions until she had that road accident.
3. (real)
a. actual
No tengo tiempo material para hacer nada de ejercicio.I have no actual time to do any exercise.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
4. (substance)
a. material
¿De qué material está hecho el escritorio de tu oficina?What material is your office desk made of?
5. (machines, tools etc)
a. equipment
¿Han traído todo el material para hacer el trabajo?Have you brought all the equipment to do the job?
b. materials
Vendemos material de construcción.We sell building materials.
6. (animal skin)
a. leather
Cómprate unos buenos zapatos de material, no esto.Buy yourself a good pair of leather shoes, not this.
7. (building material)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. bricks
Las casas de este pueblo están hechas de material.The houses of this town are made of bricks.
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material
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (físico)
a. physical
2. (daños, consecuencias)
a. material
3. (real)
a. real, actual
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (sustancia)
a. material
material de desechowaste material
5. (instrumentos)
a. equipment
material bélicowar material
materiales de construcciónbuilding materials
material escolarschool materials
material de guerrawar material
material de oficinaoffice stationery
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material
adjective
1 [+ayuda, valor etc] material
bienestar material material well-being
una época antiheroica, preocupada demasiado del bienestar material
2 (físico) physical
la presencia material de algn sb's physical o bodily presence; dolor material physical pain; daños materiales physical damage; damage to property
3 (real)
la imposibilidad material de ... the physical impossibility of ...; el autor material del hecho the actual perpetrator of the deed; no tengo tiempo material para ir I literally don't have time to go
1 (materia) material
hecho de mal material made of poor-quality material(s); tengo ya material para una novela I've got enough material now for a novel
material de construcción building materials
plural
; (p)
material de desecho waste material
materiales de derribo rubble
singular
; (s)
materiales plásticos plastics
material impreso printed matter
encontraron abundante material impreso en su poder quemaron todo el material impreso que encontraron en la sede del partido
material reciclado recycled material
2 (equipo) equipment
el nuevo material de la fábrica
material bélico material de guerra war material; military equipment
material de envasado packaging materials
plural
; (p)
material de limpieza cleaning materials
plural
; (p)
material de oficina office supplies
plural
; (p)
stationery
material deportivo sports equipment
Los jinetes son conscientes que no utilizan [material deportivo,] sino que tienen un compañero de equipo que es un ser vivo.
material escolar school equipment
materiales didácticos teaching materials
material fotográfico photographic equipment
material informático hardware
material móvil material rodante rolling stock
3 (Tipografía) copy
4 (cuero) leather
5
de material (Latinoamérica) made of bricks; brick-built
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