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Translation of building block in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Sch] [Games/Juegos][ cubo, ladrillo etc de juego educativo ]
    Example sentences
    • These are quite old fashioned toys, like wooden building blocks, wooden yachts and so on.
    • In the Mendelson hall, for example, there is a box of Lego and another of wooden building blocks.
    • It consists of seven boxes that purport to contain sets of the popular Lego brand plastic building blocks.
    1.2 [Constr] bloque (masculine) 1.3 (component) componente (masculine) básico
    Example sentences
    • When I was going to those places, sometimes I would have to take what would roughly equate to an infantry section, which is the basic building block of a military unit.
    • This was important to physicists because all the basic building blocks of matter are fermions.
    • Again, the conclusion is that there is a rather small region of parameter space in which the basic building blocks of chemical complexity can exist.

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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.