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sustantivo femenino

  • 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 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) 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 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
    (planteamiento/error)
    fundamental
    basic
    (militante)
    rank-and-file delante del nombre
    ordinary delante del nombre
    (movimiento/democracia)
    grass roots delante del nombre
    en base a [criticized usage]
    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 (Spain) [colloquial], 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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