acquaintance
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acquaintance(
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kweyn
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tihns
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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. (person)
a. el conocido
(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).
, la conocida
(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 wouldn't say Patrick is my friend. Rather, he's an acquaintance.No diría que Patrick es mi amigo. Es más bien un conocido.
Joanna is an acquaintance of mine from New York.Joanna es una conocida mía de Nueva York.
2. (relation)
a. la amistad
(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).
We met at a conference, and struck up an acquaintance at once.Nos conocimos en un congreso y enseguida entablamos amistad.
b. la relación
(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 renewed my acquaintance with them when they returned from China.Reanudé mi relación con ellos cuando volvieron de China.
3. (knowledge)
a. el conocimiento
(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).
Peter has a good acquaintance with the language.Peter tiene un buen conocimiento de la lengua.
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acquaintance
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (person)
a. el conocido(a)
(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).
la conocido(a)
(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. (familiarity; with person)
a. la relación
(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).
3. (with facts)
a. el conocimiento
(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).
to make somebody's acquaintanceconocer a alguien
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acquaintance [əˈkweɪntəns]
noun
1 (with person) relación (f); (with subject etc) conocimiento (m)
to make sb's acquaintance conocer a algn; I am very glad to make your acquaintance tengo mucho gusto en conocerlo; a plumber of my acquaintance un fontanero que conozco; I don't have the honour of her acquaintance no tengo el honor de conocerla; it improves on acquaintance mejora a medida que lo vas conociendo; on closer or further acquaintance it seems less attractive al conocerlo mejor tiene menos atracción; to renew (one's) acquaintance with sb reanudar la amistad con algn
the fair is an opportunity to renew acquaintance with existing customers what a pleasure it had been to renew this old acquaintance last night, Martina Navratilova renewed acquaintance with the strip of turf known as Centre Court
2 (person) conocidoaconocida (m) (f);a conocida
an acquaintance of mine un conocido mío; we're just acquaintances nos conocemos ligeramente nada más; we're old acquaintances nos conocemos desde hace tiempo; to have a wide circle of acquaintances conocer a muchas personas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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an unexpected acquaintance will resurface
un conocido inesperado reaparecerá
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