cement
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cement(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (construction)
a. el cemento
(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).
Workmen had been repairing the sidewalk, but the cement hadn't set yet.Los obreros habían estado reparando la acera, pero el cemento todavía no había fraguado.
2. (adhesive)
a. la cola
(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).
I use non-toxic plastic cement for making airplane models.Uso una cola no tóxica para plástico cuando monto aeromodelos.
b. el adhesivo
(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).
Fix chocolate leaves to the sides of the cake, using the frosting as cement.Sujeta las hojas de chocolate a los costados de la torta utilizando el baño como adhesivo.
3. (medicine)
a. el empaste
(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 dentist asked the assistant to mix the cement for my filling.El dentista le pidió a la auxiliar que preparara el empaste para tapar mi muela.
b. el cemento
(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).
Even the best dental cements are not as strong as tooth material itself.Ni siquiera los mejores cementos dentales son tan fuertes como el material del mismo diente.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to cover with cement)
a. cementar
Workers were in the process of cementing the hotel courtyard.Los obreros estaban ocupados cementando el patio del hotel.
b. cubrir de cemento
We decided to cement the front yard to provide more space for parking.Decidimos cubrir el jardín de enfrente de cemento para tener más espacio para aparcar.
5. (to attach)
a. pegar
Three stone tablets had been cemented into the wall.Habían pegado tres lápidas a la pared.
6.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to establish firmly)
a. consolidar
The marriage of Henry and Eleanor cemented the alliance between the two countries.El matrimonio de Henry y Eleanor consolidó la alianza entre los dos países.
b. fortalecer
The series of meetings helped to cement Anglo-American relations.La serie de reuniones ayudaron a fortalecer las relaciones angloamericanas.
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cement
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el cemento
(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).
cement mixerhormigonera f
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (glue together)
a. encolar, pegar
3. (cover with cement)
a. cubrir de cemento
4. (fig)
a. consolidar (friendship)
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cement [səˈment]
noun
cemento (m); (glue) cola (f);
transitive verb
1 (Constr) cementar; cubrir de cemento
2 cimentar
modifier
cement mixer (n) hormigonera (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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