Quick answer
"Curving" is a form of "curve", a noun which is often translated as "la curva". "Rising" is an adjective which is often translated as "creciente". Learn more about the difference between "curving" and "rising" below.
curve(
kuhrv
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (bent portion)
a. la curva
(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).
(in a road, river, or trajectory)
When you're driving through northern Texas, there's hardly a curve in the road.Cuando estás manejando por el norte de Texas, no hay casi curvas en el camino.
2. (bent shape)
a. la curva
(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).
The facades of modernist buildings often feature intricate designs and curves.Las fachadas de los edificios modernistas muchas veces cuentan con intrincados diseños y curvas.
3. (mathematics)
a. la curva
(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).
The teacher showed the students how to draw a curve defined by a given equation.El profesor enseñó a los alumnos a trazar una curva definida por una ecuación dada.
4. (sports)
a. la bola curva
(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).
Peter threw a curve and Anthony missed it.Peter lanzó una bola curva y Anthony la falló.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to form a bend)
a. hacer una curva
Slow down! The road curves dramatically ahead.¡Despacio! Adelante la calle hace una curva muy cerrada.
b. curvarse
The murderer's finger curved around the trigger.El dedo del asesino se curvó sobre el gatillo.
c. combarse (surface)
You can see that it's an old window if you look at it from the side because it curves every so slightly.Puedes ver que es una ventana vieja si la ves del lado porque se combó apenas.
d. estar combado (surface)
The mirror curves, which distorts your reflection.El espejo está combado, lo que distorsiona el reflejo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to reject)
a. rechazar
I want to ask her on a date, but I'm afraid she'll curve me.Quiero invitarla a salir, pero tengo miedo de que me rechace.
b. evitar
I called Eduardo last night, but he didn't answer. I think he's curving me.Llamé a Eduardo anoche, pero no contestó. Creo que me evita.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7. (sports)
a. curvo
The batter swung and missed the curve ball.El bateador intentó batear la bola curva pero falló.
curves
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
8. (generous figure)
a. las curvas
(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).
Ordinary women have curves, so why shouldn't models have them?Las mujeres normales tienen curvas; entonces, ¿por qué no han de tenerlas las modelos?
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rising(
rayz
-
ihng
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (increasing)
a. creciente
There has been a rising number of home burglaries in recent months.Ha habido un número creciente de robos de casas en los últimos meses.
b. en aumento
The sun and rising temperatures are helping clear roads of snow and ice.El sol y las temperaturas en aumento están ayudando a despejar la nieve y el hielo de los caminos.
c. en alza
Rising interest rates have dampened new home sales.Las tasas de interés en alza han enfríado las ventas de viviendas nuevas.
d. alcista
Grain resumes its rising course and promises a recovery.Los granos retoman el rumbo alcista y prometen una recuperación.
2. (moving upwards)
a. naciente
Watching the rising sun at Machu Picchu was breathtaking.Ver el sol naciente en Machu Picchu fue impresionante.
b. creciente
The rising tide is threating to flood the city.La marea creciente amenaza con inundar la ciudad.
c. ascendente
Rising temperatures are leading to a proliferation of mosquito-borne illnesses.Las temperaturas ascendentes están dando lugar a una proliferación de enfermedades transmitidas por mosquitos.
d. en pendiente
Through the fog, he could just barely make out a cluster of buildings on a rising terrain.A través de la niebla, apenas podía divisar un grupo de casas en un terreno en pendiente.
3. (promising)
a. prometedor
Tracy is a rising singer and is drawing larger crowds at every concert.Tracy es una cantante prometedora y atrae multitudes cada vez más grandes en cada concierto.
b. en alza
Everyone agrees that Alfonso is a rising politician.Todos están de acuerdo que Alfonso es un político en alza.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (ascension)
a. la salida
(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).
They sat holding hands and waiting for the rising of the sun.Estaban sentados, tomados de la mano, esperando la salida del sol.
5. (insurrection)
a. la rebelión
(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).
The police put the rising down.La policía aplastó la rebelión.
b. el levantamiento
(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).
What started as a rising in a single neighborhood has grown into a civil war.Lo que empezó como un levantamiento en un solo barrio se ha convertido en guerra civil.
c. la revuelta
(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).
Some fear there will be a social rising as a result of the new policies.Algunos temen una revuelta social como resultado de las nuevas medidas.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (nearly) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He's rising 60 and will retire soon.Pronto tendrá 60 y se jubilará.
The people who like that band are rising 30.La gente a quien le gusta esa banda ya raya en los 30 años.
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