grounding
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grounding(
graun
-
dihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (basic knowledge)
a. los conocimientos básicos
(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).
You won't get far as a game designer without a grounding in math.No llegarás muy lejos como diseñador de videojuegos sin conocimientos básicos en matemáticas.
b. la base
(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 years he spent in the famous artist's studio were a good grounding for his own career.Los años que trabajó en el estudio del artista famoso fueron una buena base para su propia carrera.
c. las nociones básicas
(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).
In their first years at school children acquire a grounding in English and math.En los primeros cursos de la escuela, los niños adquieren las nociones básicas de inglés y matemáticas.
d. los rudimentos
(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).
I'm looking for a short course that will give me a grounding in Spanish.Busco un curso corto que me proporcione los rudimentos del español.
2. (punishment)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
If we were caught smoking at home, it meant a grounding.Si nos pescaban fumando en la casa, significaba que nos quedaríamos sin salir.
When I think of all the groundings I had as a kid, it's amazing I ever went out.Cuando pienso en todas las veces que estuve castigado de chico, me asombra que haya podido salir de casa.
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grounding
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (basis)
a. la fundamento m, base
(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).
2. (basic knowledge)
a. el nociones elementales, rudimentos
(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).
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grounding [ˈɡraʊndɪŋ]
noun
1 (Náut) varada (f)
2 (in education) conocimientos (m) básicos
to give sb a grounding in enseñar a algn los rudimentos de
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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