portion

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portion(
por
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shihn
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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. (quantity)
a. la parte
(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 did a portion of the work, and then I left the rest to my brother.Hice una parte del trabajo, y el resto se lo dejé a mi hermano.
b. la porción
(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)
This portion of the book is really suspenseful.Esta porción del libro tiene mucho suspenso.
2. (quantity of food)
a. la porción
(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)
Make sure each portion of mashed potatoes is the same size.Asegúrate de que cada porción de puré de papa sea del mismo tamaño.
b. la ración
(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 food was tasty, but the portions were too small.La comida estaba rica, pero las raciones eran demasiado pequeñas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to distribute)
a. repartir
The lord portioned his lands among his children.El señor repartió sus tierras entre sus hijos.
b. dividir
It will be easier if we portion all the salads before lunch.Será más fácil si dividimos las ensaladas antes del almuerzo.
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portion
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (share)
a. la parte f, porción
(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)
2. (of food)
a. la ración f, porción
(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)
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portion [ˈpɔːʃən]
noun
1 (part, piece) porción (f); parte (f); [of food] ración (f); [of cake] porción (f); trozo (m)
2 (quantity, in relation to a whole) porción (f); porcentaje (m)
3 (also marriage portion) dote (f)
transitive verb
(also portion out) repartir; dividir
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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