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enfoque (masculine noun (el)) — focus, emphasis. Look up enfoque in the dictionary

El enfoque de este proyecto es darles una mejor calidad de vida a los residentes.
This project's focus is to give the residents a better quality of life.
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Old June 26, 2009, 08:38 AM
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El enfoque de mis estudios en español es entendiendo la palabra hablada.
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También punto de vista (point of view.)
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El enfoque de mis estudios en español es entendiendo la palabra hablada.
"Entender" instead of "entendiendo".

I think it's the same in English: "to understand", isn't it?
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"Entender" instead of "entendiendo".

I think it's the same in English: "to understand", isn't it?
understanding = entender or entendiendo

Eating pizza everyday is bad for your health.

I am understanding you.
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understanding = entender or entendiendo

Eating pizza everyday is bad for your health.

I am understanding you.
Yes, I understand you, but in the example given by the Dailyword was:

This project's focus is to give - an infinitive, as we'd use in Spanish: dar.

I take the opportunity to ask a question about the genitive case. I thought it was used with persons (for instance, Jame's book), but here I can see that it's used with a noun (project's). Could someone explain it to me? Thanks
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El enfoque de mis estudios en español es entendiendo la palabra hablada.
Irmamar, trato de decir
The focus of my studies in spanish is understanding the spoken word.

Pero lo que dijiste es mejor

The focus of my studies in spanish is to understand the spoken word
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Yes, I understand you, but in the example given by the Dailyword was:

This project's focus is to give - an infinitive, as we'd use in Spanish: dar.

I take the opportunity to ask a question about the genitive case. I thought it was used with persons (for instance, Jame's book), but here I can see that it's used with a noun (project's). Could someone explain it to me? Thanks
Names are nouns. Just about any noun have the ability to possess.
The automobiles's tire
Jane's shoe
etc
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Names are nouns. Just about any noun have the ability to possess.
The automobiles's tire
Jane's shoe
etc
I thought it was just used with proper names (I think "proper names" means "nombres propios"). Thanks.
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I thought it was just used with proper names (I think "proper names" means "nombres propios"). Thanks.
Se podría usarlo con cualquiera nombre (person/place/thing)

The house's window
Bob's winning lottery ticket
The Earth's oceans

Espero que te ayude
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