introduction
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introduction(
ihn
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truh
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duhk
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shuhn
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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. (initiation)
a. la introducción
(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 internship will serve as an introduction to the profession.La pasantía servirá de introducción a la profesión.
2. (presentation)
a. la presentación
(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).
Shall I make the introductions?¿Hago yo las presentaciones?
3. (literature)
a. la introducción
(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 introduction of the book was written by another author.La introducción del libro fue escrita por otro autor.
b. el prólogo
(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).
The introduction states the purpose and goals of the writing.El prólogo enuncia la finalidad y los objetivos del escrito.
4. (politics)
a. la introducción
(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 introduction of the new act will bring a significant change to our country.La introducción de la nueva ley supondrá un cambio importante para nuestro país.
b. la presentación
(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).
Before the introduction of the bill into the legislature, a draft bill has to be prepared.Antes de proceder a la presentación de un proyecto de ley ante el parlamento, se debe preparar un borrador de ley.
5. (insertion)
a. la introducción
(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 introduction of the catheter into the urinary bladder can be painful for the patient.La introducción de la sonda hasta la vejiga urinaria puede ser dolorosa para el paciente.
6. (inclusion)
a. la introducción
(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).
This software facilitates the introduction of data onto a spreadsheet.Este programa facilita la introducción de datos en una hoja de cálculo.
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introduction
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in general)
a. la introducción
(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. (of person)
a. la presentación
(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).
to make the introductionshacer las presentaciones
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introduction [ˌɪntrəˈdʌkʃən]
noun
1 [of person] presentación (f)
to give sb an introduction to sb dar a algn una carta de recomendación para algn; a letter of introduction una carta de recomendación; will you do or make the introductions? ¿quieres hacer las presentaciones?
2 (initiation) introducción (f)
this book is a good introduction to his teachings este libro es una buena introducción a sus enseñanzas; my introduction to life in Cadiz mi primera experiencia de la vida en Cádiz; my introduction to maths mi iniciación en las matemáticas
3 (in book) prólogo (m); introducción (f)
4 (bringing in) [of legislation] introducción (f); (Pol) [of bill] presentación (f)
5 (insertion) introducción (f); inserción (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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self-introduction
la autopresentación
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