abyss
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abyss(
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bihs
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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. (geology)
a. el abismo
(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 wreck is stuck on a ledge but it could slip into the abyss at any time.Los restos del barco naufragado están varados en un saliente, pero se podrían hundir en el abismo en cualquier momento.
b. la sima
(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).
He slipped and plunged over the edge of the abyss.Resbaló y se precipitó por el borde de la sima.
2. (situation)
a. el abismo
(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 country is standing on the edge of the abyss.La nación se encuentra al borde del abismo.
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abyss
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (also fig)
a. el abismo
(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).
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abyss [əˈbɪs]
noun
abismo (m); sima (f); abismo (m);
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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