making

making(
mey
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kihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (creation)
a. la fabricación
(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).
(F)
Wood is a common material used in the making of furniture.La madera es un material común que se usa en la fabricación de muebles.
2. (cinema)
a. el rodaje
(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 wrote the script but he wasn't involved in the making of the movie.Escribió el guión pero no tuvo un rol en el rodaje de la película.
makings
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (necessary elements)
a. ingredientes
I have the makings of breakfast here.Tengo aquí los ingredientes necesarios para el desayuno.
4. (potential)
a. el potencial
(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)
Ruby has the makings of a good politician.Ruby muestra gran potencial como política.
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making
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of goods)
a. la fabricación f, manufactura
(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).
(F)
the film was three years in the makingllevó tres años realizar la película
this is history in the makingse está haciendo historia (aquí y ahora)
a musician in the makingun músico en ciernes
the problem is of her own makingel problema se lo ha buscado ella
he has the makings of an actortiene madera de actor
making [ˈmeɪkɪŋ]
noun
1 (production) fabricación (f); (preparation) preparación (f); (cutting and assembling) [of clothes] confección (f)
I wasn't involved in the making of the film no colaboré en el rodaje de la película
lavender was used in the making of soap
the building has been five years in the making llevan cinco años construyendo el edificio
it's a disaster in the making es un desastre en potencia; it's history in the making esto pasará a la historia
the mistake was not of my making no soy yo el responsable del error
she was caught in a trap of her own making había caído en su propia trampa; it was the making of him fue lo que lo consagró
2 makings elementos (m) (necesarios); ingredientes (m)
a chain of events that had all the makings of a Hollywood epic una cadena de acontecimientos que tenía todos los elementos or ingredientes de una epopeya de Hollywood; I have the makings of a meal in the fridge con lo que tengo en la nevera puedo hacer una comida; he has the makings of an actor tiene madera de actor
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