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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. (unsuitable match)
a. el desequilibrio
(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).
There's a mismatch between the impact humanitarian projects have and the funding they get.Hay un desequilibrio entre el impacto que tienen los proyectos humanitarios y los fondos que reciben.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
There is a mismatch between his opulent lifestyle and the salary of a public servant.Su estilo de vida opulento no coincide con el salario de un servidor público.
Your striped blouse is a mismatch with the patterned jacket.Tu blusa a rayas no hacen juego con la chaqueta estampada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to match wrongly)
a. combinar mal
It can be easy to mismatch components from different systems since they may look very similar.Puede ser fácil combinar mal los componentes de distintos sistemas, puesto que parecen muy similares.
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mismatch [ˌmɪsˈmætʃ]
transitive verb
emparejar mal
there is a mismatch between the skills offered by people and the skills needed by industry la preparación ofrecida por la gente no coincide con lo que la industria precisa; a mismatch of styles/colours una falta de armonía en los estilos/colores
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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