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"Floater" is a noun which is often translated as "el trabajador eventual", and "floaty" is an adjective which is often translated as "vaporoso". Learn more about the difference between "floater" and "floaty" below.
floater
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (employee who performs a diversity of tasks)
a. el trabajador eventual
(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).
, la trabajadora eventual
(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).
Each station has five employees assigned to it, and then there are couple of floaters who help out wherever's needed.Cada estación tiene cinco empleados asignados, y también hay un par de trabajadores eventuales que ayudan donde se necesite.
2. (politics) (United Kingdom)
a. el votante indeciso
(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).
, la votante indeciso
(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 question is, how is he going to win the vote of all those floaters?La pregunta es, ¿cómo es que va a ganar el voto de todos esos votantes indecisos?
3. (medicine)
a. la mosca volante
(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 patient complained of a floater in her left eye.La paciente se quejó de una mosca volante en su ojo izquierdo.
4.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(floating corpse)
a. el cuerpo flotando
(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 police found a floater down by the docks.La policía encontró un cuerpo flotando por los muelles.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(floating poo)
a. la caca flotante
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No matter how many times Norma flushed, that obstinate floater just wouldn't go down.Sin importar cuántas veces Norma tirara la cadena, la obstinada caca flotante no se iba.
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floaty
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (light)
a. vaporoso
Catherine was wearing a floaty silk dress that looked awesome on her.Catherine llevaba un vestido de seda vaporoso que le quedaba fantástico.
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