boom
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boom(
bum
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sound)
a. el estruendo
(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 boom of the explosion could be heard 10 miles away.El estruendo de la explosión se oyó a 10 millas de distancia.
b. el estampido
(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 square echoed the boom of a 21-gun salute.La plaza retumbó con el estampido de una salva de 21 cañonazos.
c. el retumbo
(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).
They heard a distant boom of thunder and then saw a flash of light.Oyeron el retumbo distante de truenos y luego vieron un destello de luz.
d. el bramido
(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).
All was quiet; the only sound the distant boom of waves on the rocks.Reinaba el silencio; sólo se oía el bramido lejano de las olas sobre las rocas.
2. (economics)
a. el boom
(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).
He made a fortune buying and selling property during the housing boom of the 1980s.Ganó un dineral con la compraventa de propiedades durante el boom del mercado inmobiliario en los años 80.
b. el auge
(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).
Cider appears to be enjoying a boom in sales lately.Últimamente, la sidra parece gozar de un auge en las ventas.
3. (nautical)
a. la botavara
(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).
The wind made the boom swing across the bow and the boat nearly keeled over.El viento llevó la botavara através de la proa y el barco se escoró.
b. el botalón
(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).
He caught hold of the boom and managed to pull himself out of the water.Se agarró al botalón y logró salir del agua.
4. (crane part)
a. el brazo
(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 crane operator swung the boom over the ship's hold and lifted out the crates.El operario de la grúa desplazó el brazo hasta colocarlo sobre la bodega del barco y levantó los cajones.
5. (floating barrier)
a. la barrera
(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).
A boom was laid across the mouth of the river to stop oil pollution entering from the sea.Se puso una barrera de un lado a otro del río para evitar la contaminación con el petróleo proveniente del mar.
6. (film and television)
a. la jirafa
(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).
All the camera and microphone boom movements were worked out and rehearsed beforehand.Todos los movimientos de las cámaras y las jirafas de los micrófonos se calculaban y se ensayaban con anticipación.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to sound)
a. retumbar
Heavy metal music boomed from speakers all around the hall.La música metal pesada retumbaba desde los parlantes colocados por toda la sala.
b. tronar
The sergeant's voice boomed as he gave an order.La voz del sargento tronaba cuando daba una orden.
c. bramar
I had to shout above the wind and waves booming all around us.Tuve que gritar por encima del viento y de las olas que bramaban a nuestro alrededor.
d. resonar
My neighbor is quite deaf so her television booms away in the next room.Mi vecina está bastante sorda y su televisor resuena en la habitación de al lado.
8. (economics)
a. estar en auge
The internet provider has taken on 600,000 new subscribers and business is booming.El proveedor de servicios de internet incorporó 600,000 nuevos abonados, y el negocio está en auge.
b. vivir un boom
The American economy boomed in the postwar decade, with high demand and full employment.La economía estadounidense vivió un boom en la década de la posguerra, con alta demanda y pleno empleo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to say loudly)
a. bramar
"Enter!" boomed the voice of the colonel."¡Pase!", bramó la voz del coronel.
b. decir con voz resonante
"What do you think you're doing!" boomed the headmaster."¡Qué creen que están haciendo!", dijo el director con voz resonante.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
10. (economics)
a. de boom (period)
The 1850s and 60s were a boom period for railroad construction in the United States.Los años 50 y 60 del siglo diecinueve fueron una época de boom para la construcción de ferrocarriles en los Estados Unidos.
b. en auge (town)
The gold rush turned Weaverville into a boom town.La fiebre del oro convirtió a Weaverville en una ciudad en auge.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
11. (used as an onomatopoeia)
a. pum
"Boom!" Another thunderclap crashed right overhead."¡Pum!" Otro trueno estalló justo encima en lo alto.
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boom
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sound)
a. el estruendo m, retumbo
(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).
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (thunder, gun)
a. retumbar
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boom [buːm]
noun
[of guns] estruendo (m); estampido (m); [of thunder] retumbo (m); trueno (m);
intransitive verb
[+voice, radio] (also boom out) resonar; retumbar; [+sea] bramar; [+gun] tronar; retumbar;
transitive verb
(also boom out) tronar
boom [buːm]
noun
1 (Náut) botalón (m); botavara (f)
2 (across harbour) barrera (f)
3 [of crane] aguilón (m); [of microphone] jirafa (f)
boom [buːm]
noun
(in an industry) auge (m); boom (m); (period of growth) expansión (f)
in boom conditions en condiciones de prosperidad repentina
intransitive verb
[+prices] estar en alza; [+commodity] tener mucha demanda; [+industry, town] gozar de un boom; estar en auge
business is booming el negocio está en auge
modifier
boom economy (n) economía (f) de alza
boom market (n) mercado (m) de alza
boom town (n) ciudad (f) beneficiaria del auge
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boom
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boom(
boom
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (period of prosperity)
a. boom
Mi abuelo amasó su fortuna durante el boom económico de la posguerra.My grandfather amassed his fortune during the post-war economic boom.
2. (sudden increase)
a. boom
Los años sesenta fueron testigo del boom turístico español.The sixties witnessed a tourism boom in Spain.
3. (sudden success)
a. boom
La novela histórica ha experimentado un boom sin precedentes en los últimos años.The historical novel has experienced an unprecedented boom in recent years.
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boom
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. boom
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boom [bum]
boom
dar boom a un problema to exaggerate a problem; make a meal of a problem
boom inmobiliario property boom
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