generation
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (age group)
a. la generación
(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).
Our parents think their generation had a better childhood.Nuestro padres piensan que su generación tuvo una infancia mejor.
2. (group with similar ideas and style)
a. la generación
(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).
Jack Kerouac's novel "On the Road" pioneered the Beat Generation in the 1950s.La novela de Jack Kerouac "On the Road" fue la precursora de la "generación beat" en la década de 1950.
3. (descendants)
a. la generación
(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).
We took a photo of the four generations in the family: my grandma, my mom, me, and my daughter.Tomamos una foto de las cuatro generaciones de la familia: mi abuela, mi mamá, yo y mi hija.
4. (length of time)
a. la generación
(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).
The family has been in agriculture for five generations.La familia se ha dedicado a la agricultura por cinco generaciones.
5. (technology)
a. la generación
(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).
It's very easy to find third generation cellphones nowadays.Es muy fácil conseguir celulares de tercera generación hoy en día.
6. (creation)
a. la generación
(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).
Economic growth had an impact on the generation of jobs.El crecimiento económico tuvo un impacto en la generación de puestos de trabajo.
b. la producción
(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).
Companies are investing in the generation of renewable energy.Las compañías está invirtiendo en la producción de energía renovable.
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generation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of people, computers)
a. la generación
(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).
from generation to generationde generación en generación
the younger/older generationla generación joven/vieja
generation gapconflicto generacional
2. (production; of electricity)
a. la producción
(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).
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generation [ˌdʒenəˈreɪʃən]
noun
1 (act) generación (f)
2 (group of people) generación (f)
the younger generation la nueva generación; the older generation los mayores; first/second/third/fourth generation (Comput) de primera/segunda/tercera/cuarta generación
modifier
the generation gap (n) la brecha entre las generaciones
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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