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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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Sherry is produced in an area of chalky soil known as albariza lying between the towns of Puerto de Santa María, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and Jerez de la Frontera in Cádiz province. It is from Jerez that sherry takes its English name. Sherries, made from grape varieties including Palomino and Pedro Ximénez, are drunk worldwide as an aperitif, and in Spain as an accompaniment to tapas. The styles of jerez vary from the pale fino and manzanilla to the darker aromatic oloroso and amontillado.