útil

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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (functional)
a. useful
Es muy útil tener un refrigerador en la oficina.It's very useful having a refrigerator in my office.
b. useable
No creo que nada de esto sea útil. Deberíamos botarlo.I don't think any of this is useable. We should just toss it out.
c. serviceable
Hay que guardar la máquina de escribir. Todavía podría ser útil.We should put the typewriter away. It might still be serviceable.
d. handy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Es útil tener un borrador unido al lápiz.It's handy having an eraser on the pencil.
útiles
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (equipment)
a. tools
Muchachos, junten sus útiles. Tenemos que salir a una reparación.Guys, get your tools together. We have to go to a repair.
b. implements
Hay un aumento significativo de la productividad cuando se utilizan los útiles adecuados en la granja.There are significant gains in productivity when you use the correct implements on your farm.
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útil
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. useful
este hallazgo podría ser muy útil en el tratamiento del cáncerthis discovery may be useful in the treatment of cancer
es útil para cargar maletasit comes in handy for carrying suitcases
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
2. (herramientas)
a. tools
3. (agriculture)
a. implements
útiles escolaresschool writing materials
útiles de pescafishing tackle
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útil
adjective
1 (de utilidad) useful; (servible) usable; serviceable
es muy útil saber conducir it is very useful to be able to drive; las plantas útiles para el hombre plants which are useful to man; el coche es viejo pero todavía está útil the car is old but it is still serviceable; es muy útil tenerlo aquí cerca it's very handy having it close by here; ¿en qué puedo serle útil? can I help you?; what can I do for you?
2
día útil (hábil) working day; weekday
3 (Mil)
útil para el servicio [+persona] fit for military service; [+vehículo] operational
útiles tools; equipment
singular
; (s)
útiles de chimenea fire irons
útiles escolares (Latinoamérica) school equipment
singular
; (s)
útiles de labranza agricultural implements
útiles de pesca fishing tackle
Trabaja en una tienda dedicada exclusivamente a [útiles de pesca.] Un enorme despliegue de [útiles de pesca,] seguido de la ropa y, en menor grado, armas y remolques para perros y automoción.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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