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boon

Pronunciation: /buːn/

Translation of boon in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (blessing) gran ayuda (feminine) she's been a boon to me these last few months estos últimos meses me ha ayudado muchísimo immigration has been a boon to the economy la inmigración ha dado un impulso importante a la economía
    Example sentences
    • The evolution of sophisticated chargeback programs has been a boon to facility and real estate executives.
    • As a side benefit I am sure the bridge will also be a boon to fishermen and will be lined every night with salmon poachers slinging their hooks into the racing tide.
    • Yet, amazingly, instead of being hailed as a boon to public safety… it was criticized as a threat to privacy.
    1.2 (request, favor) [archaic] favor (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • One night, as Charumathi slept, Goddess Mahalakshmi appeared in her dreams and asked her to perform a puja to Varalakshmi, the goddess who granted boons.
    • The statue of the goddess in the sanctum was small and was heavily garlanded with bells and gold borders - offerings made to the goddess for boons granted.
    • He has long been deafened by amplified hymns in his temple, leaving no scope for boons and prayers.

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