Quick answer
"Cycled" is a form of "cycle", a noun which is often translated as "el ciclo". "Downhill" is an adverb which is often translated as "cuesta abajo". Learn more about the difference between "cycled" and "downhill" below.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sequence)
a. el ciclo
(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).
This calendar is based on the cycle of the moon.Este calendario está basado en el ciclo lunar.
2. (bicycle)
a. la bici
(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).
I sold my old car and bought two cycles.Vendí mi coche viejo y me compré dos bicis.
3. (motorcycle)
a. la moto
(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).
I never had a chance to ride a 500 cc cycle.Nunca tuve la oportunidad de montar en una moto de 500 cc.
4. (washing machine setting)
a. el programa
(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).
Add detergent, set the cycle, and close the lid.Pon detergente, elige el programa y cierra la puerta.
5. (group)
a. el ciclo
(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 festival will feature a cycle of contemporary Italian movies.En el festival habrá un ciclo de películas italianas contemporáneas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to travel by bicycle)
a. ir en bicicleta
I don't cycle to work because I sweat a lot.No voy en bicicleta al trabajo porque transpiro mucho.
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downhill
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (downwards)
a. cuesta abajo
Water flowed downhill from the mountains into the valley.El agua fluía cuesta abajo de las montañas al valle.
2. (badly)
a. de mal en peor
Since we lost our funding, everything has gone downhill.Desde que perdimos nuestro financiamento, todo ha ido de mal en peor.
b. en declive
Because of the expensive lawsuit, our company went downhill, and we filed for bankruptcy.Por el costoso juicio, nuestra empresa fue en declive, y nos declaramos en quiebra.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (moving downward)
a. de descenso
Juan won the gold medal in downhill skiing.Juan ganó la medalla de oro en el esquí de descenso.
b. en pendiente
A downhill trail for bikes is being built in the woods in our town.Están construyendo una pista en pendiente para bicicletas en el bosque de nuestra ciudad.
4. (simpler)
a. más fácil
When David finally got a job, our life was downhill again.Cuando David finalmente consiguió trabajo, nuestra vida fue más fácil otra vez.
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