fraction
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fraction(
frahk
-
shuhn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mathematics)
a. la fracción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Alexandra needs to practice converting decimals into fractions.Alexandra tiene que practicar cómo convertir decimales a fracciones.
b. el quebrado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Sebastian can add fractions with unlike denominators in his head.Sebastián puede mentalmente sumar quebrados con denominadores diferentes.
2. (small amount)
a. fracción
This wine is delicious and costs a mere fraction of others of similar quality.Este vino es delicioso y cuesta apenas una fracción de lo que cuestan otros de calidad similar.
b. poquito
The cat moved the lamp just a fraction, and it fell.El gato movió la lámpara sólo un poquito, y se cayó.
c. pequeña parte
The Selous Reserve in Tanzania gets just a fraction of the visitors of the Serengeti.La reserva Selous en Tanzania recibe sólo una pequeña parte de los visitantes que van a Serengeti.
d. pequeña porción
Our senses only allow us to register a fraction of the external world.Nuestros sentidos nos permiten registrar una pequeña porción del mundo exterior.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Jasmine was just a fraction of a second off the world record.Jasmine estuvo a apenas un instante del récord mundial.
You believed her! - Well, yes, for just like a fraction of a second.¡Le creíste! - Pues, sí, por un instante nada más.
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fraction
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mathematics)
a. el fracción f, quebrado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fig)
a. la fracción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(small part)
a fraction too small/largeun poquitín pequeño/grande
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fraction [ˈfrækʃən]
noun
1 (Mat) fracción (f); quebrado (m)
2 pequeña porción (f); parte (f) muy pequeña
move it just a fraction muévelo un poquito; for a fraction of a second por un instante
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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