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pause

pause(
paz
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (brief interruption)
a. la pausa
(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).
(F)
After a pause during which she allowed the latecomers to sit down, the therapist continued speaking.Después de una pausa para dejar que se sentaran quienes habían llegado tarde, la terapeuta siguió hablando.
b. el descanso
(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).
(M)
Let's take a five-minute pause to use the bathroom or get a drink.Vamos a tomar un descanso de cinco minutos para ir al baño o tomar algo.
2. (electronics)
a. la pausa
(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).
(F)
Will you press pause? I need to go to the bathroom, but this looks like an amazing cat video.¿Puedes poner pausa? Necesito ir al baño, pero parece que este video de gatos está increíble.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to stop briefly)
a. parar
The workers paused for a few minutes before going back to the digging.Los obreros pararon por algunos minutos antes de volver a cavar.
b. detenerse
I paused at the board to see if there were any interesting events happening.Me detuve delante el tablero de anuncios para ver si había algún evento interesante.
c. hacer una pausa
The priest suddenly paused and seemed lost in thought.De repente, el sacerdote hizo una pausa y pareció estar perdido en sus pensamientos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to interrupt)
a. pausar
Can you pause the movie while I get the popcorn from the microwave?¿Puedes pausar la película mientras voy por las palomitas al microondas?
b. detener
We'll have to pause the construction while we get another permit.Tendremos que detener la construcción en lo que conseguimos otro permiso.
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pause
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (in music, conversation)
a. la pausa
(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).
(F)
2. (rest)
a. el pausa f, descanso
(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).
(M)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (when working)
a. parar, descansar
4. (when speaking)
a. hacer una pausa
to pause for breathhacer una pausa or detenerse para tomar aliento
pause [pɔːz]
noun
1 (interruption) pausa (f); also (Mús) (silence) silencio (m); (rest) descanso (m)
after a moment's pause he went on speaking tras una breve pausa continuó hablando; there was a pause while the rest came in se hizo una pausa mientras entraban los demás; there was a pause for refreshments hubo un descanso para tomar refrigerios; there was an awkward pause in the conversation se produjo un silencio incómodo en medio de la conversación
my signal will be three knocks, a pause, then two more is speech was punctuated with long pauses as he struggled for breath /during a brief pause/ in the proceedings /I went out to make a phone call/ President Mubarak yesterday ruled out a pause in the Gulf War they declared called a pause in the current hostilities for peace negotiations John Major flatly ruled out the option of a pause for negotiations with Sadam Hussein he moved only slowly with frequent pauses to gather strength
to give sb pause give pause to sb hacer vacilar a algn
the gale raging outside was sufficient to give pause to even the most courageous climber several events in the past three days had given him pause to reconsider the man he thought he knew so well the extended separation gave her pause to reflect on their relationship
to give sb pause for thought dar que pensar a algn
perhaps his beliefs haven't been totally shaken, but /it has certainly given him pause for thought/ an opposition spokesman said he hoped the agreement would give them pause for thought about the futility of violence the problem of what to do with the children had never given her pause for thought
without (a) pause sin interrupción
he talked for two hours almost without a pause we carried on without pause I read on without pause the admiral chattered away without pause about his naval career the bombing campaign against Iraq continues without pause "who paid for it?" - without pause he retorted: "I did"
2 (on cassette-player) botón (m) de pausa
to press pause you can press pause while recording a programme to eliminate parts you do not wish to include
intransitive verb
(in activity) hacer un descanso; (when speaking) callarse (momentáneamente); detenerse; (when moving) detenerse
we paused for a break half-way through the afternoon paramos a descansar a media tarde; let's pause here hagamos un descanso aquí; it made him pause le hizo vacilar
he worked steadily, pausing only to toss away clumps of grass roots the mother of six young children, pauses from feeding her 15-month-old son Asim the ability to pause, observe yourself and honestly admit problems he paused and then went on in a low voice he had to pause to clear his throat "it's rather embarrassing," he began, and paused on leaving, she paused for a moment at the door he paused with a hand on the doorknob without pausing to consider the consequences I cabled it without pausing to consider what the consequences might be
to pause for breath detenerse para tomar aliento
he paused for breath he spoke for 30 minutes almost without pausing for breath he did not pause for breath until he reached the top floor
modifier
pause button (n) botón (m) de pausa
you can take your finger off the pause button now to [press]/[release] the pause button
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