ambages
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ambages(
ahm
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bih
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juhz
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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
(indirect ways)
a. los ambages
(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).
I was beginning to lose tolerance for Harold's incessant ambages about fox hunting.Estaba empezando a perder tolerancia por los incesantes ambages de Harold sobre la caza de zorros.
ambage
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
(circumlocution)
a. el circunloquio
(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 ambassador used ambage when speaking with the king to divert his attention to other subjects.El embajador usó el circunloquio al hablar con el rey para desviar su atención a otros temas.
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ambages
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ambages
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (general)
a. circumlocutions
La audiencia se estaba cansando de los ambages de Sergio.The audience was getting tired of Sergio's circumlocutions.
b. ambages
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
"Basta de ambages!" gritó el rey. "Vaya al grano, señor"."Enough with the ambages!" yelled the king. "Get to the point, sir."
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Habla sin ambages, Paola. ¿Qué fue lo que pasó?Speak plainly, Paola. What happened?
Dime lo que me tienes que decir sin ambages, por favor.Tell me what you need to tell me without beating around the bush, please.
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ambages
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
sin ambageswithout beating about the bush
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ambages
hablar sin ambages to come straight to the point
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