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"Breathe" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "respirar", and "star" is a noun which is often translated as "la estrella". Learn more about the difference between "breathe" and "star" below.
breathe(
brith
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to inhale and exhale)
a. respirar
Breathe deeply in order to calm yourself down.Respira hondo para que te tranquilizes.
2. (to let air in)
a. transpirar
Cotton is very comfortable in part because it breathes.El algodón es muy cómodo en parte porque transpira.
b. dejar pasar el aire
I don't like polyester because it doesn't breathe.No me gusta el poliéster porque no deja pasar el aire.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to inhale)
a. aspirar
She got lung cancer from all those years she spent breathing second-hand smoke.Se enfermó de cáncer de pulmón a causa de todos esos años que pasó aspirando el humo de segunda mano.
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star(
star
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (astronomy)
a. la estrella
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
At night we had a clear view of the stars.Por la noche veíamos las estrellas con toda claridad.
b. el astro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The Sun is the king star.El Sol es el astro rey.
2. (celebrity)
a. la estrella
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
All the stars walked the red carpet.Todas las estrellas desfilaron por la alfombra roja.
b. el astro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He became a sports star overnight.De la noche a la mañana se convirtió en un astro del deporte.
3. (symbol)
a. el asterisco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Press star and dial the number.Pulsa asterisco y marca el número.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (most important)
a. estrella
He is the team's star player.Es el jugador estrella del equipo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (film and theater)
a. protagonizar
The movie stars several Oscar-nominated actors.La película es protagonizada por varios actores nominados al Oscar.
6. (to mark)
a. marcar con un asterisco
The emails you haven't yet read are starred.Los emails que no has leído aparecen marcados con un asterisco.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (film and theater)
a. protagonizar
He starred in two movies in the nineties and then disappeared.Protagonizó dos películas en los noventa y luego desapareció.
stars
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(astrology)
a. el horóscopo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Let's see what my stars say this week.Veamos qué dice mi horóscopo esta semana.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It was written in the stars that he would end like this.Estaba escrito que acabaría así.
Laura believed her destiny was written in the stars.Laura creía que su futuro estaba escrito en las estrellas.
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