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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (floating)
a. a flote
I can't swim very well, but I can stay afloat.No puedo nadar muy bien, pero puedo mantenerme a flote.
2. (surviving)
a. a flote
We make enough money to stay afloat.Ganamos suficiente dinero para mantenernos a flote.
3. (circulating)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Don't believe the rumors that are afloat about me.No creas los rumores que circulan sobre mí.
There is a lot of talk afloat about you guys. Would you like to set the record straight?Corren muchas habladurías sobre ustedes. ¿Quieren aclarar las cosas?
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a. a flote
to stay afloatmantenerse a flote
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afloat [əˈfləʊt]
a flote
the oldest ship afloat el barco más viejo que sigue a flote; by a miracle we were still afloat quedamos a flote de milagro; the largest navy afloat la mayor marina del mundo; to spend one's life afloat pasar toda la vida a bordo; to keep sth afloat mantener algo a flote; to stay or keep afloat mantenerse a flote; to get a business afloat lanzar un negocio
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