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    hi!. I need to translate a text and I found the word 'sap'. I looked it up in the dictionary, and the definition is: 'Zapar, minar una muralla o fortificación', but I can't find the right equivalence in this context, so if you could help me, it would be great!

    this is the text:

    Smoking also stains teeth, causes saggy, graying skin and saps your lung capacity.

    thanks!

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    Hello!
    For me it means, as you said, "minar", and the complete translation of the phrase would be "mina la capacidad pulmonar", which makes sense in spanish and in the context of the sentence. Hope it helps.

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    "Consume" or "destruye" would also work in this sense, though "minar" is an appropriate selection.

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    thank you very much!.. It was a lot of help!

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    También:

    socavar/debilitar la capacidad pulmonar
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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