brink

brink(
brihngk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (general)
a. el borde
(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).
(M)
Scientists are on the brink of a major breakthrough in their research.Los científicos están al borde de un gran avance en sus investigaciones.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I was on the brink of calling him when he called me.Yo estaba a punto de llamarle cuando me llamó él a mí.
The couple has been on the brink of breaking up several times.La pareja estuvo varias veces a un paso de la separación.
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brink
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (also fig)
a. el borde
(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).
(M)
on the brink ofal borde de
2. (fig)
a.
to be on the brink of doing somethingestar a punto de hacer algo
brink [brɪŋk]
noun
borde (m)
on the brink of sth al borde de algo; to be on the brink of doing sth estar a punto de hacer algo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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