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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (gorge)
a. abyss
El monstruo, vencido, se precipitó en el abismo.The monster, vanquished, plunged into the abyss.
b. chasm
Miró hacia abajo, pero no podía ver el fondo del abismo.He looked down, but he couldn't see the bottom of the chasm.
2. (immense difference)
a. gulf
A mi parecer, entre ambas ideologías existe un abismo.In my opinion, there is a big gulf between the two ideologies.
b. world of difference
No compares. Entre su vida y la nuestra hay un abismo.You can't compare. Between their life and ours there's a world of difference.
3. (depression)
a. depths
No conseguía salir del abismo en el que se había sumido tras la muerte de su marido.She couldn't drag herself from the depths she had plunged into after her husband's death.
4. (disaster)
a. abyss
Vivíamos con gran intensidad, pero siempre con la sensación de estar al borde del abismo.We lived very intensely, but always with the feeling of being on the edge of the abyss.
5. (immense separation)
a. abyss
Tras su infidelidad, se había abierto un abismo entre ellos.After her infidelity, an abyss had opened between them.
6. (religious)
a. hell
Es Lucifer quien reina en el abismo.It is Lucifer who reigns in hell.
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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. (profundidad)
a. abyss
2. (fig)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
estar al borde del abismoto be on the brink of ruin o disaster
3. (diferencia)
a. gulf
entre su sueldo y el mío hay un abismothere's a huge difference between our salaries
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1 (sima) abyss; chasm
de sus ideas a las mías hay un abismo our views are worlds o poles apart
2 (profundidad) depth(s); (Religión) hell
desde los abismos de la Edad Media from the dark depths of the Middle Ages; estar al borde del abismo to be on the brink of ruin
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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