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"Lean" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "estar inclinado hacia", and "slant" is a noun which is often translated as "la incinación". Learn more about the difference between "lean" and "slant" below.
lean(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to incline; used with "to")
a. estar inclinado hacia
Is it true that the Tower of Pisa leans to one side?¿Es verdad que la torre de Pisa está inclinada hacia un lado?
2. (to support oneself; used with "on" or "against")
a. apoyarse en
My grandfather leans on his cane to walk.Mi abuelo se apoya en su bastón para caminar.
3. (to tend; used with "to" or "toward")
a. inclinarse por
Left-wing parties lean toward social policies.Los partidos de izquierda se inclinan por políticas sociales.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (not fatty)
a. magro
Lean meat is better for your healthLa carne magra es mejor para la salud.
b. sin grasa
Please use lean meat to make my hamburger.Por favor usa carne sin grasa para preparar mi hamburguesa.
5. (slim)
a. delgado
My son has been looking leaner since he's been living abroad.My hijo está más delgado desde que vive en el extranjero.
b. enjuto
The lean boy was an impressive runner.El chico enjuto era un corredor impresionante.
c. flaco
This cow is too lean. Are you feeding her properly?Esta vaca está demasiado flaca. ¿Le estás dando bien de comer?
6. (not prosperous)
a. malo
These are lean times for everyone, except for the wealthy.Son tiempos malos para todo el mundo, menos para los ricos.
b. pobre
The drought made this a really lean harvest season.La sequía ha hecho que esta temporada de cosecha haya sido realmente pobre.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to place; used with "against" or "on")
a. apoyar
The bricklayer leaned the ladder against the wall.El albañil apoyó la escalera contra la pared.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (slope)
a. la inclinación
(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 wall has a slight lean.La pared tiene una ligera inclinación.
9. (culinary)
a. el magro
(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).
Go to the butcher's and buy two kilos of lean, please.Ve a la carnicería y compra dos kilos de magro, por favor.
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slant
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (slope)
a. la incinación
(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 angle of slant of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is gradually increasing.El ángulo de inclinación de la torre inclinada de Pisa va aumentando poco a poco.
b. la pendiente
(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).
(of the floor or roof)
The slant of the floor is due to the great age of the building.La pendiente del piso se debe a la gran antigüedad del edificio.
c. la cuesta
(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).
(of the terrain)
There is a slight slant in the terrain here.Aquí el terreno está un poco en cuesta.
2. (point of view)
a. el enfoque
(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).
With this vacation package we intend to put a new slant on the traditional way of celebrating Christmas.Con este paquete de vacaciones pretendemos dar un nuevo enfoque a la forma tradicional de celebrar la Navidad.
b. el punto de vista
(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 director's last documentary offers a new slant on obesity and its causes.En su último documental, la directora ofrece un punto de vista distinto de la obesidad y sus causas.
c. el cariz
(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).
Her deputy put a different slant on the prime minister's comments when he was interviewed today.Al ser entrevistado hoy, el viceprimer ministro dio un nuevo cariz a las declaraciones de la primera ministra.
3. (bias)
a. el sesgo
(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 document shows a worrying slant toward one particular point of view.El documento evidencia un sesgo preocupante en favor de un punto de vista determinado.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to slope)
a. inclinarse
The tires are aligned so that they slant slightly inward.Las llantas están alineadas de tal modo que se inclinan ligeramente hacía adentro.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to cause to slope)
a. inclinar
When cleaning your teeth, you should slant your toothbrush on a 45 degree angle to the gum line.Al limpiarte los dientes, debes inclinar el cepillo de modo que forme un ángulo de 45 grados con la encía.
b. sesgar
He slanted his gaze toward the door, hoping no one would notice.Sesgó la mirada en dirección a la puerta, esperando que nadie se diera cuenta.
6. (to present in a biased way)
a. presentar de forma parcial
It's obvious that they've slanted the results of the survey to support their agenda.Es evidente que presentaron los resultados de la encuesta de forma parcial, buscando promover sus propios intereses.
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