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"Grinding" is an adjective which is often translated as "agotador", and "howling" is a noun which is often translated as "el aullido". Learn more about the difference between "grinding" and "howling" below.
grinding(
grayn
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dihng
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(strenuous)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. agotador
The grinding bicycle race goes up and down mountains and through towns and cities.La agotadora carrera de bicicletas va subiendo y bajando montañas y pasando por pueblos y ciudades.
2. (grating)
a. el chirrido
(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).
(sound)
I knew it was time for a new laptop when my old one started to make a grinding noise every time I turned it on.Supe que era hora de cambiar la notebook cuando la vieja comenzó a hacer un chirrido cada vez que la encendía.
3. (harsh and strident)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The car came to a grinding halt when a dog crossed in front of it on the road.El coche se paró con un chirrido cuando se le cruzó un perro en el camino.
The truck came to a grinding halt at the loading dock.El camión se detuvo en seco en el muelle de carga.
4. (desperate)
a. absoluto
Grinding poverty in many areas of the world causes people to have to make impossible decisions.La miseria absoluta en muchas partes del mundo hace que la gente tenga que tomar decisiones imposibles.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (act of one that grinds)
a. la molienda
(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).
Coffee grinding is an essential step if you want to make a good cup of coffee.La molienda del café es un paso esencial si se desea hacer una buena taza de café.
6. (sharpening)
a. el afilado
(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).
Ted learned about knife grinding when he worked at the butcher shop.Ted aprendió acerca del afilado de cuchillos cuando trabajó en la carnicería.
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howling(
hau
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lihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sound dogs and wolves make)
a. el aullido
(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).
I hear howling coming from my neighbor's dog almost every night.Oigo los aullidos del perro del vecino casi todas las noches.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (weather)
a. huracanado
The howling wind kept me awake last night.El viento huracanado me mantuvo despierto anoche.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(total)
a. clamoroso
The concert tour was a howling success. We sold out in every city.La gira de conciertos fue un éxito clamoroso. Se agotaron los boletos en todas las ciudades.
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