ración

ración(
rrah
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syohn
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (allotment of food)
a. portion
Cada alimento pertenece a un grupo de alimentos esenciales y tiene una ración diaria recomendada.Each food belongs to an essential food group and has a suggested daily portion.
b. helping
Cuando mi perro se termina su ración, suele empujarme para que le sirva otra porción.When my dog is done with his helping, he then often nudges me for a second serving.
c. serving
Comer las cinco raciones diarias recomendadas de fruta y verdura es el elemento más importante de cualquier plan de alimentación saludable.Eating the recommended five a day servings of fruit and vegetables is the most important element of any healthy eating plan.
2. (small serving in restaurants)
a. plate
Los clientes pidieron al camarero dos raciones de pulpo.The customers asked the waiter for two plates of octopus.
b. portion
La ración de alitas de pollo era demasiado pequeña así que pedimos otra.The portion of chicken wings was too small so we ordered another one.
3. (military)
a. ration
Cada marinero recibía una ración diaria de ron.Each sailor received a daily ration of rum.
4. (quota)
a. ration
Entregué un cupón de racionamiento al carnicero y él me dio mi ración de carne.I gave a ration coupon to the butcher and he gave me my ration of meat.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(lot)
a. share
Los refugiados ya habían soportado su ración de sufrimiento.The refugees had already endured their share of suffering.
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ración
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (porción)
a. portion
2. (en bar, restaurante)
a. portion of a dish served as a substantial snack
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ración
1 (Matemáticas) ratio
2 (porción) portion; helping; (Mil) ration
una ración de jamón a portion of ham; una ración de albóndigas a portion o plate of meatballs; darse una ración de vista to have a good look
ración de campaña field rations
plural
; (p)
Comía sobre la marcha: [raciones de campaña] o un bocadillo y un café, y dormía una media de cuatro horas por noche.
ración de hambre starvation wage
3 (Religión) prebend
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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