There are 2 translations of uso in English:

uso

m

  • 1 (utilización) 1.1 (de un producto, un medicamento) use; (de una máquina, un material) use las cosas se desgastan con el uso things wear out with use depende del uso que le des it depends how much you use it instrucciones para su uso instructions for use de uso personal for personal use para uso en caso de emergencia for use in case of emergency métodos de uso extendido en el tercer mundo methods widely used in the Third World una sala para uso exclusivo de los profesores a room for the use of teachers only, a room exclusively for teachers' use champú de uso frecuente shampoo for frequent use seguir en uso to remain in use los nuevos trenes todavía no han entrado en uso the new trains are not in service yet todavía no he puesto en uso las sábanas que me regalaste I still haven't used the sheets you gave me hacer uso de algo to use sth hizo buen uso de la información she made good use of the information, she put the information to good use su uso prolongado puede producir habituación it can be habit-forming if taken over a long period de uso externo [Farm] for external use only perdió el uso de la mano derecha she lost the use of her right hand 1.2 (de un idioma, una expresión) use una expresión sancionada por el uso an expression given validity by usage es corriente el mal uso de la palabra this word is frequently misused 1.3 (de una facultad, un derecho) en pleno uso de sus facultades mentales in full possession of his mental faculties haciendo uso de su derecho, actuó para … exercising his right, he acted to … hacer uso de la palabra [formal] to speak hizo uso de la palabra el señor Juan Latorre Mr. Juan Latorre addressed the meeting o spoke hacer uso y abuso de algo, es un recurso muy efectivo, pero no cuando se hace uso y abuso de él it's a very effective device but not when it's used to excess o overused han hecho uso y abuso de este privilegio they have abused this privilege el uso y disfrute de un bien [Der] the use and enjoyment of an asset
  • 2 (de una prenda) estos zapatos tienen años de uso I've been wearing these shoes for years, I've had years of wear out of these shoes ropa de uso diario everyday clothes los zapatos de cuero ceden con el uso leather shoes give with wear

    Compounds

    uso de razón

    • use of reason desde que tengo uso de razón lo he sabido I've known that ever since I can remember

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There are 2 translations of uso in English:

USO

Pronunciation: /ˈuso/

f

  • (en Esp)
    Unión Sindical Obrera

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Word of the day merienda
f
afternoon snack …
Cultural fact of the day

Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province. Most comunidades autónomas comunidad autónoma comprise at least two or more