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"Outline" is a noun which is often translated as "el contorno", and "streamline" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "hacer más aerodinámico". Learn more about the difference between "outline" and "streamline" below.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (shape)
a. el contorno
(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).
He's going to make sure the door fits the outline of the frame.Va a comprobar que la puerta encaja con el contorno del marco.
b. la silueta
(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 outline of a horse could be seen on the hill.En la colina se veía la silueta de un caballo.
c. el perfil
(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 drawing is a simple outline of his mother's face.El dibujo es un sencillo perfil del rostro de su madre.
2. (drawing)
a. el esbozo
(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).
This is an outline of a building he never got to build.Este es un esbozo de un edificio que nunca llegó a construir.
b. el bosquejo
(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).
This is just an outline of what the sculpture might look like.Esto es solo un bosquejo de cómo podría verse la escultura.
c. el boceto
(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've drawn an outline of the first prototype.He dibujado un boceto del primer prototipo.
3. (summary)
a. el resumen
(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).
This outline encompasses the ideas I present in the article.Este resumen abarca las ideas que presento en el artículo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to sketch)
a. esbozar
She'll outline a picture of an animal, and the kids will have to add the details.Ella esbozará el dibujo de un animal y los niños tendrán que añadir los detalles.
b. perfilar
The protesters outlined a triangle in the center of the park.Los manifestantes perfilaron un triángulo en el centro del parque.
5. (to summarize)
a. resumir
Now I'd like to outline our strategy for the election.Ahora me gustaría resumir nuestra estrategia para las elecciones.
b. explicar a grandes rasgos
I'll outline our expectations so that everyone knows what to do.Explicaré a grandes rasgos nuestras expectativas para que todos sepan lo que tienen que hacer.
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streamline
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to simplify)
a. hacer más aerodinámico
We need to streamline the shape of the airplane so that there is less drag.Debemos hacer más aerodinámica la forma del avión para que haya menos resistencia del aire.
b. aerodinamizar
We streamlined the design of the car to make it more wind-resistant.Aerodinamizamos el diseño del carro para hacerlo más resistente al viento.
2. (to make more efficient)
a. racionalizar
The engineers built more machines for the factory to streamline the production process.Los ingenieros construyeron más máquinas para la fábrica para racionalizar el proceso de producción.
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