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case

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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (instance)
a. el caso
(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)
It is better to wait for an answer in this case.En este caso, lo mejor será esperar una respuesta.
b. la cuestión
(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)
It was a case of doing what we were told.Fue una cuestión de hacer lo que nos pidieron.
c. el ejemplo
(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)
It was a clear case of incompetence.Era un ejemplo claro de incompetencia.
2. (medicine)
a. el caso
(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 number of cancer cases is increasing.El número de casos de cáncer está aumentando.
3. (legal)
a. el caso
(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 court will soon rule on that case.El tribunal pronto dictará sentencia sobre ese caso.
4. (container)
a. el estuche
(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 case was nicer than the bracelet.El estuche era más bonito que la pulsera.
b. la caja
(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)
The figurine comes in its own protective case.La estatuilla viene en su propia caja protectora.
c. la funda
(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 can't find my glasses case. Have you seen it?No encuentro la funda de mis gafas. ¿La has visto?
d. la maleta
(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)
Is your case ready for the hospital? - Yes, it is.¿Tienes la maleta lista para ir al hospital? - Sí.
e. la valija
(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)
The airline has lost my cases. What can I do?La línea aérea perdió mis valijas. ¿Qué hago ahora?
f. el maletín
(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)
Emilio took the contracts out of his case to sign them.Emilio sacó los contratos del maletín para firmarlos.
g. el portafolios
(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 lawyer had a beautiful black leather case.El abogado tenía un bonito portafolios de cuero negro.
h. el cajón
(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)
This case is full of books, Tracey.Este cajón está lleno de libros, Tracey.
i. la vitrina
(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)
The jewels in the case were stolen last night.Anoche robaron las joyas de la vitrina.
5. (grammar)
a. el caso
(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)
Latin and Russian languages have many grammatical cases.El latín y el ruso tienen muchos casos gramaticales.
6. (printing)
a. la mayúscula
(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)
(upper case)
Many signs are written in upper case.Muchos letreros están escritos en mayúscula.
b. la minúscula
(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)
(lower case)
The trend now is to write everything in lower case and without punctuation.La moda ahora es escribir todo en minúscula y sin puntuación.
7. (argument)
a. las razones
(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)
One of the students put forward a case for changing our time zone.Uno de los estudiantes expuso razones para cambiarnos de huso horario.
b. los argumentos
(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)
If you want us to modify our procedures, you'll need to make a good case for it.Tendrás que dar buenos argumentos si quieres que modifiquemos nuestros procedimientos.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(peculiar person)
a. el caso
(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)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Mariana is a real case. She never admits she's wrong.Mariana es un caso total; nunca reconoce que está equivocada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
9.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(to survey)
a. estudiar
After casing the area, the officer called for reinforcements.Tras estudiar la zona, el agente pidió refuerzos.
10. (to cover)
a. revestir
What is the best material to case the wall?¿Cuál es el mejor material para revestir la pared?
11. (medicine)
a. escayolar
The nurse cased my broken arm from wrist to elbow.La enfermera me escayoló el brazo roto desde la muñeca hasta el codo.
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case
case [keɪs]
noun
1 (gen) also (Med) caso (m)
it's a sad case es un caso triste; it's a hopeless case (Med) es un caso de desahucio; a fever case un caso de fiebre; he's working on the train-robbery case está investigando el caso del robo del tren
as the case may be según el caso
it's a case for the police este es asunto para la policía; esto es cosa de la policía
it's a case of ... se trata de ...
it's a clear case of murder es un claro caso de homicidio
a case in point un ejemplo al respecto or que hace al caso
if that is the case en ese caso
2 (Jur) (gen) caso (m); proceso (m); (particular dispute) causa (f); pleito (m); (argument) argumento (m); razón (f)
the Dreyfus case el proceso de Dreyfus; (more loosely) el asunto Dreyfus
there is no case to answer no hay acusación para contestar
there's a strong case for reform hay buenos fundamentos para exigir una reforma
there's a case for saying that ... puede decirse razonablemente que ...; there is a case for that attitude hay argumentos en favor de esa actitud; the case for the defence la defensa; the case for the prosecution la acusación
to have a good or strong case tener buenos argumentos or buenas razones
to make (out) a case for sth dar razones para algo; presentar argumentos en favor de algo
to make the case for doing nothing exponer las razones para no hacer nada
to put or state one's case presentar sus argumentos; exponer su caso
to rest one's case terminar la presentación de su alegato
3 (with "in")
(just) in case por si acaso; por si las moscas (informal); in case he comes por si viene; (en) caso de que venga; in your case en tu caso
in any case de todas formas; en cualquier caso; en todo caso
in most cases en la mayoría de los casos
in no case en ningún caso; de ninguna manera
in case of emergency en caso de emergencia
as in the case of como en el caso de
in such a case en tal caso
in that case en ese caso
4 (Ling) caso (m)
5 (eccentric person)
he's a case es un tipo raro (informal); es un caso
6
get off my case! ¡déjame ya en paz!
Get off my case, will you? I've got enough problems without you
to be on sb's case estar siempre encima de algn
Sally was always on my case, telling me to get a job, do this, do that
to get on sb's case meterse en la vida de algn
I just didn't want her getting on my case about something that didn't mean anything
modifier
case file (n) historial (m)
case grammar (n) gramática (f) de caso
case history (n) (Med) historial (m) médico or clínico
what is the patient's case history? ¿cuál es el historial del enfermo?; I'll give you the full case history le contaré la historia con todos los detalles
case law (n) jurisprudencia (f)
case study (n) estudio (m) de casos
case system (n) (Ling) sistema (m) de casos
case [keɪs]
noun
1 (Britain) (suitcase) maleta (f); valija (f); (S. Cone) veliz (m); (Méx) (briefcase) cartera (f); maletín (m); portafolio(s) (m); (LAm) (packing case) cajón (m); [of drink] caja (f); (for jewellery) joyero (m); estuche (m); (for camera, guitar, gun etc) funda (f); (for spectacles) (soft) funda (f); (hard) estuche (m); (for watch) caja (f); (display case) vitrina (f); [of window] marco (m); bastidor (m); [of cartridge] funda (f); cápsula (f)
2 (Tip) caja (f)
lower case minúscula (f); upper case mayúscula (f)
transitive verb
1 (encase)
her leg was cased in plaster tenía la pierna escayolada or enyesada; cased in concrete revestido de hormigón
2
to case the joint estudiar el terreno para un robo
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