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material

material(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (substance)
a. el material
(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)
The box was lined with some sort of metallic material.La caja estaba forrada de algún tipo de material metálico.
2. (cloth)
a. la tela
(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)
I love the material of your skirt. Is it natural silk?Me encanta la tela de tu falda. ¿Es seda natural?
b. el tejido
(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)
I need an opaque material to make the curtains for the bedroom.Necesito un tejido opaco para hacer las cortinas del dormitorio.
3. (content)
a. el material
(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)
You'll have no shortage of material writing a book on that subject.Si piensas escribir un libro sobre ese tema, no te faltará material.
b. la documentación
(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)
I went to the library to search for material for my research project.Fui a la biblioteca a buscar documentación para mi proyecto de investigación.
4. (education)
a. el material
(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)
These worksheets the teacher gave us are part of the course material.Estas hojas de ejercicios que nos dio la profesora son parte del material del curso.
5. (equipment)
a. el material
(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)
The builders brought all their materials with them.Los albañiles trajeron sus propios materiales.
6. (person suited to a job)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He is agile, but he is not goalkeeper material.Es ágil, pero no tiene madera de portero.
I was never considered manager material in the company.En la empresa nunca se me consideró como un posible directivo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
7. (physical)
a. material
He started as a scammer, lured by the idea of material gain with no effort.Empezó como estafador, alentado por la idea del beneficio material sin esfuerzo.
8. (relevant)
a. importante
The good salary was a material reason to continue in the company.El buen sueldo era un motivo importante para seguir en la empresa.
b. pertinente
There was no material evidence to prove the author's guilt.No había pruebas pertinentes para probar la culpabilidad del autor.
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material
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (in general)
a. el material
(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 isn't officer materialno tiene madera de oficial
2. (for book)
a. el documentación f, material
(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)
reading material(material de) lectura f, lecturas fpl
she writes all her own materialella sola compone toda su música
3. (cloth)
a. la tejido m, tela
(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)
4. (equipment)
a.
building materialsmaterial de construcción
cleaning materialsproductos de limpieza
writing materialsobjetos de papelería or escritorio
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
5. (physical)
a. material
6. (important)
a. sustancial, relevante
the point is material to my argumentes un punto pertinente para mi razonamiento
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material [məˈtɪərɪəl]
adjective
1 (physical) [+goods, needs, comforts, benefits, damage] material
to do sth for material gain hacer algo para obtener un beneficio material; material possessions bienes (m) materiales; the material world el mundo físico
2 (important) [+reason] importante; de peso; fundamental
3 (Jur) (relevant) [+fact] pertinente; [+witness] primordial; principal
material evidence pruebas (f) sustanciales; to be material to sth ser pertinente a algo
he was withholding information material to a federal case a quarter or a half per cent off global growth is not material to the world economy
noun
1 (cloth) tela (f); tejido (m)
2 (substance) materia (f); material (m)
natural materials materias (f) naturales; materiales (m) naturales; raw materials materias (f) primas
3 materials (equipment, components) material(es) (m)
plural
; (p)
building materials material(es) (m)
plural
de construcción; (p)
teaching materials material(es) (m)
plural
didácticos; (p)
writing materials artículos (m) de escritorio
4 (information) datos (m); información (f)
they researched a lot of background material for the book recogieron muchos datos or mucha información antes de escribir el libro; she was busy gathering material for her article estaba ocupada recogiendo datos or información para su artículo
5 (potential)
he is university material tiene madera de universitario; he is not management material no tiene madera de jefe
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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