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"Descompuesto" is an adjective which is often translated as "broken", and "contable" is an adjective which is often translated as "countable". Learn more about the difference between "descompuesto" and "contable" below.
descompuesto(
dehs
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kohm
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pwehs
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toh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (out of order)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. broken
El teléfono está descompuesto y no puedo llamar.I can't call because the telephone is broken.
b. broken down
Estupendo, la camioneta está descompuesta y no tenemos celular.Perfect, the truck's broken down and we don't have a cell phone.
2. (indisposed)
a. sick
Si estás descompuesto, debes quedarte en cama y cuidarte con la comida.If you are sick, you should stay in bed and watch what you eat.
b. queasy (nausea)
Mi hijo pretende estar descompuesto para no ir a la escuela.My son pretends to be queasy so he can skip school.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Hace una hora que está en el baño porque está descompuesto.He's been in the bathroom for an hour because he has diarrhea.
Hoy no puedo ir a trabajar; estoy descompuesto.I can't go to work today; I have an upset stomach.
3. (putrefied)
a. rotten (fruit)
Las bananas están descompuestas, pero las manzanas todavía se pueden comer.The bananas are rotten, but the apples are still edible.
b. decomposed (corpse)
La policía tiró abajo la puerta y encontró el cuerpo descompuesto del anciano.The police broke down the door and found the decomposed body of the old man.
4. (upset)
a. distorted
Por su rostro descompuesto, parece que no quiere hablar con nadie.His distorted face suggests that he doesn't want to talk to anybody.
5. (drunk)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. tipsy
Tengo una resaca horrible, pero anoche no estaba descompuesta.I have a terrible hangover, but I wasn't tipsy last night.
b. smashed
¿No recuerdas lo que hiciste anoche en el bar? - No, estaba descompuesto.You can't remember what you did last night at the bar? - No, I was smashed.
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contable(
kohn
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tah
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bleh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to accounting)
a. countable
Cuando rellenes los formularios de impuestos, incluye tus propiedades en alquiler en tus ingresos contables.When you fill out your tax forms, include your rental properties in your countable income.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (profession)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. accountant
Necesito que un contable me ayude con la declaración de la renta.I need an accountant to help me with my tax returns.
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