fragment

fragment(
frahg
-
mihnt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (broken piece)
a. el fragmento
(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).
(M)
He was arrested for stealing an asteroid fragment from the natural science museum.Fue detenido por robar un fragmento de un asteroide del museo de ciencias naturales.
b. el trozo
(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).
(M)
The archaeologists found fragments of ancient pottery in the cave.Los arqueólogos encontraron trozos de cerámica antigua en la cueva.
2. (portion)
a. el fragmento
(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).
(M)
For the test, we had to translate a fragment of a novel.Para el examen, tuvimos que traducir un fragmento de una novela.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to break)
a. hacerse añicos
The plate slipped out of Alex's hands and fragmented on the floor.El plato se le cayó de las manos a Alex y se hizo añicos en el piso.
b. romperse
The rocks along the fault line fragmented in the earthquake.Las piedras a lo largo de la falla se rompieron en el terremoto.
4. (to split)
a. fragmentarse
The church fragmented because of an argument about whether the host literally becomes flesh in mass.La iglesia se fragmentó por una discusión acerca de si la hostia literalmente se convierte en carne en la misa.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to break)
a. fragmentar
He fragmented the party as part of his strategy to become its leader.Fragmentó el partido como parte de su estrategia de convertirse en su líder.
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fragment
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of object, story)
a. el fragmento
(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).
(M)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (object)
a. romperse
3. (organization)
a. fragmentarse
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fragment
[ˈfræɡmənt]
noun
fragmento (m)
[fræɡˈment]
transitive verb
fragmentar
[fræɡˈment]
intransitive verb
[+alliance, group] fragmentarse; [+glass, china] hacerse añicos;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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