elemental
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elemental(
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luh
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tuhl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (primitive)
a. primario
In a situation of "every man for himself," people's motivations become elemental.En una situación de "sálvese quien pueda", las motivaciones de la gente se vuelven primarias.
b. básico
The elemental instinct of flight is sometimes stronger than any other.El instinto básico de la huida es a veces más poderoso que ningún otro.
2. (fundamental)
a. elemental
We were taught the elemental principles of bookkeeping.Nos enseñaron los principios elementales de la contabilidad.
3. (related to the elements)
a. elemental
Archeologists use elemental analysis to discover the composition of artifacts.Los arqueólogos se sirven del análisis elemental para conocer la composición de los artefactos.
b. de la naturaleza (forces)
Fishermen have to battle the elemental forces of the sea and the wind.Los pescadores tienen que luchar contra dos fuerzas de la naturaleza: el mar y el viento.
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elemental
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. elemental, primario(a)
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elemental [ˌelɪˈmentl]
adjective
elemental
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elemental
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elemental(
eh
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leh
-
mehn
-
tahl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (rudimentary)
a. elementary
La escuela ofrece un curso de portugués elemental.The school offers a course on elementary Portuguese.
b. basic
Estudié negocios y tengo un conocimiento elemental de contaduría.I studied business and have a basic knowledge of accounting.
2. (foundational)
a. fundamental
Se infringieron los derechos fundamentales del prisionero.The fundamental rights of the prisoners were infringed.
b. essential
La libertad es un componente elemental de la democracia.Freedom is an essential component of democracy.
3. (relating to the elements)
a. elemental
Hoy en la clase de física hablamos de las partículas elementales.Today in physics class we talked about elemental particles.
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elemental
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (básico)
a. basic
2. (obvio)
a. obvious
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elemental
adjective
1 (básico, rudimentario) elementary
un curso de inglés elemental an elementary English course; tiene nociones elementales de matemáticas she's got a basic knowledge of maths; eso va en contra de las reglas de cortesía más elementales that's contrary to the most basic standards of politeness
2 [+derecho, principio] basic
es un derecho elemental del ciudadano los principios elementales de la democracia
3 (necesario) essential
saber inglés es elemental para este trabajo a knowledge of English is essential for this job
4 (de los elementos) elemental
física elemental elemental o elementary physics
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la unidad elemental de todo ser vivo es
the basic unit of all living beings is
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