absence
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absence(
ahb
-
sihns
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (not being present)
a. la ausencia
(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).
I submitted the monthly financial reports in your absence.En tu ausencia entregué los informes financieros mensuales.
2. (lack)
a. la falta
(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 absence of work in the area forced the whole family to move.La falta de trabajo en el área obligó a toda la familia a mudarse.
b. la ausencia
(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 absence of a monarch caused total chaos in the kingdom.La ausencia de un monarca causó puro caos en el reino.
3. (failure to be present)
a. la ausencia
(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).
If the teacher gives me another absence, I'm going to be in serious trouble.Se me anota otra ausencia la maestra, se va a armar la gorda.
b. la falta
(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).
You already have three absences? We've only been in school for a week!¿Ya tienes tres faltas? ¡Llevamos apenas una semana de clases!
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absence
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of person, thing)
a. la ausencia
(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).
2. (of evidence, information)
a. la ausencia f, falta
(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).
in the absence of…a falta de…
3. (law)
a.
sentenced in one's absencejuzgado(a) en rebeldía
4. (prov)
a.
absence makes the heart grow fonderla ausencia aviva el cariño
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absence [ˈæbsəns]
noun
[of person] ausencia (f); [of thing] falta (f)
in the absence of [+person] en ausencia de; [+thing] a falta de; after an absence of three months tras una ausencia de tres meses
she blamed her mother-in-law for her husband's frequent absences
to be sentenced in one's absence ser condenado en ausencia; absence of mind distracción (f); despiste (m)
absence makes the heart grow fonder la ausencia es al amor lo que el viento al aire, que apaga el pequeño y aviva el grande
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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