A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (procedure)
a. method
Ideó un método para extraer arsénico del agua.He devised a method to extract arsenic from water.
b. way
Un buen método para adelgazar es hacer ejercicio.A good way of losing weight is by exercising.
2. (education)
a. method
Los métodos de enseñanza han cambiado mucho en los últimos años.Teaching methods have changed a lot in recent years.
3. (organization)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Le sobra improvisación y le falta método.He improvises too much and is not methodical enough.
Para diagnosticar una enfermedad es necesario proceder con método.In order to diagnose a disease you need to proceed methodically.
4. (guidebook)
a. handbook
Este método de solfeo moderno consta de dos partes, una teórica y otra práctica.This modern music theory handbook consists of two parts, one theoretical and the other practical.
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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. (sistema)
a. method
no estoy de acuerdo con sus métodos de hacer las cosasI don't agree with his way of doing things o his methods
método anticonceptivocontraceptive method
método (de) Oginorhythm method
2. (education)
a. method
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1 (procedimiento) method
sus métodos de enseñanza son un poco anticuados his teaching methods are a bit old-fashioned; el mejor método para acabar con los gérmenes the best way of killing off germs
método anticonceptivo method of contraception
método audiovisual audiovisual method
método del ritmo rhythm method
2 (organización)
no obtienen resultados porque les falta método they don't get any results because they are not methodical (enough); trabajar con método to work methodically
3 (manual) manual
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