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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (basic)
a. elemental
Particle physics studies the elementary components of matter.La física de partículas estudia los elementos fundamentales de la materia.
b. básico
That referee doesn’t seem to understand the most elementary principles of fair play.Ese árbitro parece no entender los principios mas básicos del juego limpio.
c. fundamental
The engineer made an elementary error in his design calculations, which resulted in the bridge collapsing.El ingeniero cometió un error fundamental en sus cálculos de diseño, lo cual resultó en la caída del puente.
2. (introductory)
a. elemental
My friend teaches elementary level math at a nearby school.Mi amiga enseña matemáticas de nivel elemental en un colegio cercano.
b. básico
You will need to take an elementary course in accounting to get that job.Necesitará tomar un curso básico de contabilidad para conseguir ese trabajo.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. elemental, básico(a)
elementary algebraálgebra elemental
elementary schoolescuela primaria
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elementary [ˌelɪˈmentərɪ]
1 (basic) [+idea, precautions, rules] elemental; básico
elementary politeness requires that ... la cortesía más elemental requiere que ...; elementary, my dear Watson! ¡elemental, querido Watson!
2 (introductory) [+maths, level, exercises] elemental; básico
elementary reading and writing skills habilidades (f) de lectura y escritura básicas
elementary education (n) (US) enseñanza (f) primaria
elementary particle (n) partícula (f) elemental
elementary school (n) (US) escuela (f) de enseñanza primaria
elementary student (n) (US) alumnoaalumna (m) (f) de (la escuela) primaria;a alumna
elementary teacher (n) (US) maestroamaestra (m) (f) de (enseñanza) primaria;a maestra
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