There are 2 translations of base in English:

base1

f

  • 2 2.1 (fundamento) 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 sth 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) 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) 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

    Compounds

    base de datos

    base de datos relacional

    base imponible

  • 3 (en locs) 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 [planteamiento/error] fundamental, basic [militante] rank-and-file (before n), ordinary (before n) [movimiento/democracia] grass roots (before n) en base a [criticized usage/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 (Esp) [familiar/colloquial], comimos a base de bien we really ate well, we had a really good meal

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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.

There are 2 translations of base in English:

base2

adj inv

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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.