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"Downs" is a form of "down", an adverb which is often translated as "abajo". "Lifting" is a noun which is often translated as "el levantamiento". Learn more about the difference between "lifting" and "downs" below.
lifting
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (raising)
a. el levantamiento
(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).
A murmur of applause followed the lifting of the curtain.Al levantamiento del telón le siguió un murmullo de aplausos.
2. (removal)
a. el levantamiento
(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 lifting of the ban on alcohol took place in 1933.El levantamiento de la prohibición de beber alcohol tuvo lugar en 1933.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(sport)
a. el levantamiento de pesas
(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).
Professional athletes need to keep up an intense regimen of exercise, lifting and training.Los atletas profesionales tienen que mantener un régimen intenso de ejercicio, levantamiento de pesas y entretenamiento.
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down(
daun
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (vertical direction)
a. abajo
She lives two floors down.Ella vive dos pisos más abajo.
2. (in exclamations)
a. abajo
Down with the government!¡Abajo el gobierno!
b. baja
Down, Fido! Get off of that sofa!¡Bájate, Fido! ¡Bájate del sofá!
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
3. (direction)
a. por
You can go down the service stairs.Puedes irte por la escalera de servicio.
4. (along)
a. por
They walked down the avenue holding hands.Caminaron por la avenida tomados de la mano.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (sad)
a. deprimido
I'm a bit down because my grandfather is sick.Estoy un poco deprimido porque mi abuelo está enfermo.
6. (not functioning)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The website has been down for three hours.El sitio web lleva tres horas sin funcionar.
We pay an arm and a leg, and the internet is always down!Pagamos un ojo de la cara y, ¡el internet nunca funciona!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (material)
a. el plumón
(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 can't use a comforter made with down because I'm a vegan.No puedo usar un edredón de plumón porque soy vegana.
8. (hair)
a. el vello
(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).
(on body)
The down on the back of his neck is blond.El vello que tiene en la nuca es rubio.
b. el bozo
(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).
(on face)
That stuff on your upper lip is more down than a real mustache.Eso que tienes encima del labio es más bozo que un bigote verdadero.
9. (American football)
a. el down
(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).
That's a first down for Washington.Es un primer down para Washington.
b. la oportunidad
(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).
They haven't converted a third down all game.No han convertido una tercera oportunidad en todo el partido.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (to cause to fall)
a. derribar
They downed the enemy aircraft with one shot.Derribaron el avión del enemigo con un solo disparo.
11. (to drink quickly)
a. terminar
He downed the soda and ran out the door.Terminó el refresco y salió corriendo por la puerta.
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