absent
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absent(
ahb
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sihnt
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ahb
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sehnt
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not present)
a. ausente
Fede didn't take the test yesterday? - No. He was absent.¿Fede no hizo el examen ayer? - No. Estuvo ausente.
The director has been absent from the office for two weeks.El director lleva dos semanas ausente de la oficina.
2. (lacking)
a. ausente
The issue of immigration was absent from the election campaign.El tema de la inmigración estuvo ausente de la campaña electoral.
3. (absent-minded)
a. ausente
The boy had an absent stare.El chico tenía la mirada ausente.
b. distraído
You're a bit absent; what are you worrying about?Te noto distraído, ¿qué te preocupa?
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
4. (without)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. sin
Absent any objections, the budget will be deemed approved.Sin objeciones, se considerará aprobado el presupuesto.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to absent oneself)
a. ausentarse
With no acceptable candidate in her opinion, Sonia absented herself from the polls on election day.Como no había candidatos aceptables en su opinión, Sonia se ausentó de las urnas el día de las elecciones.
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absent
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (pupil, expression)
a. ausente
2. (military)
a.
absent without leaveausente sin permiso
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a.
to absent oneself (from)ausentarse (de)
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absent
adjective
[ˈæbsənt]
1 (not present) [+person, thing] ausente
"to absent friends!" (toast) "¡por los amigos ausentes!"; to be absent faltar;from a; to be absent from school faltar al colegio; he has been absent from his desk for two weeks lleva dos semanas sin aparecer por el despacho; absent without leave (Mil) ausente sin permiso; to go absent without leave ausentarse sin permiso
2 (absent-minded) ausente; distraído
she was absent, preoccupied estaba ausente or distraída, preocupada; an absent stare una mirada ausente or distraída
3 (lacking)
a spirit of compromise was noticeably absent from the meeting en la reunión la voluntad de llegar a un acuerdo brilló por su ausencia
in that province a conventional political system was absent sympathy was noticeably absent from his manner
transitive verb
[æbˈsent]
to absent o.s. ausentarse;from de;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "absent"
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I was absent
estuve ausente
be absent
estar ausente
be absent from
estar ausente de
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