English to Spanish

elemental

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).
adjective
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).
adjective
1. (general)
a. elemental, primario(a)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
elemental [ˌelɪˈmentl]
adjective
elemental
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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