There are 2 main translations of base in English:

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sustantivo femenino

  • 2 2.1 (fundamento) See examples: no tienes suficiente base para asegurar eso
    you don't have sufficient grounds to claim that
    la base de una buena salud es una alimentación sana
    the basis of good health is a balanced diet
    esa afirmación carece de bases sólidas
    that statement is not founded o based on any firm evidence
    sentar las bases de un acuerdo
    to lay the foundations of an agreement
    un movimiento sin base popular
    a movement without a popular power base
    tomar algo como base
    to take something as a starting point
    partiendo or si partimos de la base de que …
    if we start from the premise o assumption that …
    sobre la base de estos datos podemos concluir que …
    on the basis of this information we can conclude that …
    2.2 (componente principal) See examples: la base de su alimentación es el arroz
    rice is their staple food
    their diet is based on rice
    la base de este perfume es el jazmín
    this perfume has a jasmine base
    this is a jasmine-based perfume
    los diamantes forman la base de la economía
    the economy is based on diamonds
    2.3 (conocimientos básicos) See examples: tiene una sólida base científica
    he has a sound basic knowledge of o he has a sound grounding in science
    llegó sin ninguna base
    he hadn't mastered the basics when he arrived


    base de datos

    base de datos relacional

    base imponible

  • 3 (en locuciones) a base de, a base de descansar se fue recuperando
    by resting she gradually recovered
    lo consiguió a base de muchos sacrificios
    he had to make a lot of sacrifices to achieve it
    un régimen a base de verdura
    a vegetable-based diet
    a diet mainly consisting of vegetables
    una bebida a base de ginebra
    a gin-based drink
    vive a base de pastillas
    pills are what keep her going
    de base
    rank-and-file delante del nombre
    en base a [uso criticado]
    on the basis of
    en base a las recientes encuestas
    on the evidence o basis of recent polls
    una propuesta de negociación en base a un programa de diez puntos
    a proposal for negotiations based on a ten-point plan
    a base de bien (España) [familiar], comimos a base de bien
    we really ate well
    we had a really good meal
Example sentences
  • Insistí en sostener un argumento carente de bases científicas.
  • Ahora se tiene una base de operación y un centro de protección civil de primera.
  • La edificación actual está hecha a base de ladrillos y cal.

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