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"Indent" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "sangrar", and "indentation" is a noun which is often translated as "la muesca". Learn more about the difference between "indent" and "indentation" below.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (printing)
a. sangrar
We need to indent this paragraph so it's flush with the text below.Hay que sangrar este párrafo para que quede alineado con el texto que hay debajo.
2. (to mark)
a. dejar marcas en
The car's tires had deeply indented the solid mud of the track.Las llantas del auto habían dejado marcas profundas en el barro sólido del camino.
b. marcar
The stamp is pressed into the surface of the metal, indenting it.Se presiona el sello contra la superficie del metal, marcándola.
3. (to form recesses in)
a. recortar
Hundreds of sea lochs indent the western coastline of Scotland.Centenares de rías recortan la costa oeste de Escocia.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (commerce; used with "for") (United Kingdom)
a. encargar
As manager, it was my job to indent for office supplies as the need arose.Como director, me correspondía a mí encargar el material de oficina siempre que hacía falta.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (printing)
a. la sangría
(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 set an indent of one inch in the left-hand margin.Especifiqué una sangría de una pulgada en el margen izquierdo.
b. el sangrado
(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).
Do you know how to change the indents on this document?¿Sabes cómo se cambian los sangrados en este documento?
6. (commerce) (United Kingdom)
a. el pedido
(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).
All indents must be approved by the head of department.Todos los pedidos deben ser autorizados por el jefe de departamento.
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indentation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (notch)
a. la muesca
(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 indentations on the soles give you better grip.Las muescas de las suelas ofrecen un mejor agarre.
2. (dent)
a. la hendidura
(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 indentation in the landscape may have been caused by a rock colliding with the earth millions of years ago.La hendidura del terreno puede deberse al choque de una roca con la tierra hace millones de años.
b. la abolladura
(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).
There was a slight indentation in the metal, where someone has banged something against it.Había una pequeña abolladura en el metal, donde alguien lo había golpeado con algo.
3. (recess)
a. el entrante
(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 country has a very irregular coastline, full of indentations.La costa del país es muy irregular, con multitud de entrantes.
4. (printing)
a. la sangría
(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).
There is an indentation at the beginning of each paragraph.Hay una sangría al principio de cada párrafo.
b. el sangrado
(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 indentation should be set at half a centimeter.Hay que ajustar el sangrado a medio centímetro.
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