bulk

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bulk(
buhlk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (size)
a. el bulto
(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)
(object)
We tried to reduce the bulk of our packs so we could move more quickly.Tratamos de reducir el bulto de nuestras mochilas para poder movernos más rápidamente.
b. el volumen
(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)
(objecto)
I think the bulk of that table is just going to be too much in our small apartment.Creo el volumen de esa mesa simplemente va a ser demasiado para nuestro apartamento pequeño.
c. la masa
(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).
(F)
(person)
The boxer didn't have a lot of bulk, but he was fast and ferocious.El boxeador no tenía mucha masa, pero era rápido y feroz.
d. la corpulencia
(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).
(F)
(person)
The man blocking their path was of such bulk that they didn't dare challenge him.El hombre que les impedía el paso era de tal corpulencia que no se atrevieron a desafiarlo.
2. (medicine)
a. la fibra
(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).
(F)
Eating vegetables provides the essential bulk that your digestive system needs.Comer verduras provee la fibra esencial que el sistema digestivo necesita.
3. (commerce)
a. a granel (loose product)
The coffee beans arrive at the factory in bulk, and there they are packaged for distribution.Los granos de café llegan a la fábrica a granel, y allí se embalan para distribución.
b. al por mayor (in large quantities)
If we buy the microwaves in bulk, we can increase our profit margin.Si compramos los microondas al por mayor, podemos aumentar nuestro margen de beneficios.
4. (large mass)
a. la mole
(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).
(F)
In the distance, the huge bulk of the mountain could just be discerned.A la distancia, apenas se discernía la enorme mole de la montaña.
5. (majority)
a. la mayor parte
(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).
(F)
I've done the bulk of the work. Now it's your turn.He hecho la mayor parte del trabajo. Ahora te toca a ti.
b. el grueso
(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)
The bulk of our students are foreigners.El grueso de nuestros estudiantes son extranjeros.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (to be important; used with "large")
a. ocupar un lugar importante
Public health bulks large in the country's policy debates.La salud pública ocupa un lugar importante en los debates sobre las políticas del país.
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bulk
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (mass)
a. el masa f, volumen
(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)
the bulk (of something)el grueso (de algo)
2. (commerce)
a.
in bulka granel
to buy/sell in bulkcomprar/vender al por mayor
bulk mailenvío (postal) masivo
bulk purchasecompra al por mayor
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (general)
a.
to bulk something outabultar algo
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (general)
a.
to bulk largetener relieve
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bulk [bʌlk]
noun
1 (size) [of thing] bulto (m); [of person] corpulencia (f); masa (f)
the enormous bulk of the ship la enorme mole del buque; he set his full bulk down in a chair dejó caer todo el peso de su cuerpo en un sillón
2 (main part)
the bulk of la mayoría de; the bulk of the work la mayor parte del trabajo; the bulk of the army el grueso del ejército
3 (Comm)
to buy in bulk (in large quantities) comprar al por mayor; in bulk (not pre-packed) suelto; a granel
intransitive verb
to bulk large tener un puesto importante; ocupar un lugar importante
modifier
bulk buying (n) compra (f) al por mayor
bulk carrier (n) (buque (m)) granelero (m)
bulk goods (n) mercancías (f) a granel
bulk purchase (n) compra (f) al por mayor
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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