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"Vértigo" is a noun which is often translated as "vertigo", and "velocidad" is a noun which is often translated as "speed". Learn more about the difference between "vértigo" and "velocidad" below.
vértigo(
behr
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tee
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goh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (sensation)
a. vertigo
Me da vértigo cruzar ese puente.I get vertigo crossing that bridge.
b. dizziness
Esta medicina puede provocar vértigo y náuseas.This medicine can cause dizziness and nausea.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Me daba vértigo mirar hacia abajo.I felt dizzy when I looked down.
Tan solo mirar el cuadro me produce vértigo.Just looking at the picture makes me dizzy.
2. (illness)
a. vertigo
Guillermo sufre de vértigo y dolores de cabeza frecuentes.Guillermo suffers from vertigo and frequent headaches.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(rush)
a. frantic pace
Cuando tuvimos familia, nos mudamos lejos del vértigo de la ciudad.We moved away from the frantic pace of the city when we had a family.
b. hectic pace
Su estrés se debe al vértigo de la vida diaria.His stress is caused by the hectic pace of his daily life.
c. frenzy
Mientras esperamos el resultado de las elecciones, aumenta el vértigo de la especulación.As we await the election results, there is a growing frenzy of speculation.
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velocidad(
beh
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loh
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see
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dahd
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (quickness)
a. speed
Redujimos la velocidad porque comenzó a llover.We reduced our speed because it started to rain.
2. (physics)
a. velocity
Determina la velocidad promedio del automóvil durante la primera parte del viaje.Determine the average velocity of the car during the first half of the trip.
b. speed
Usa los datos de distancia y tiempo para calcular la velocidad del cometa.Use the data on distance and time to calculate the speed of the comet.
3. (automobile)
a. gear
Prefiero la transmisión automática porque se me complica cambiar de velocidades.I prefer automatic transmission because I find it hard to shift gears.
b. speed
Pon el coche en primera velocidad y ten cuidado con los demás automóviles.Put the car into first speed and be careful with the other cars.
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