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"Looming" is an adjective which is often translated as "inminente", and "gliding" is a noun which is often translated as "el vuelo sin motor". Learn more about the difference between "looming" and "gliding" below.
looming
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (impending)
a. inminente
With a looming energy crisis, the country is at the mercy of its suppliers abroad.Ante una inminente crisis energética, el país está a merced de sus proveedores en el extranjero.
2. (appearing)
a. que surge
I saw no way of climbing the looming cliff face in front of us.No veía la manera de subir la pared del acantilado que surgía ante nosotros.
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gliding
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el vuelo sin motor
(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).
We went gliding in Colorado and had a great view of the Rockies and Denver.Fuimos a practicar vuelo sin motor en Colorado y tuvimos una gran vista de las Montañas Rocosas y Denver.
b. el planeo
(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).
Gliding is a solo sport, but it anyway requires the assistance of a team.El planeo es un deporte solitario, pero requiere de todos modos la ayuda de un equipo.
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