checkmate
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (chess)
a. el mate
(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).
You're such a good player that I didn't see that checkmate coming.Eres tan buen jugador que no preví ese mate.
b. el jaque mate
(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 chess match went on for hours until someone finally got a checkmate.La partida de ajedrez duró horas hasta que alguien finalmente logró un jaque mate.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to beat in a game of chess)
a. dar jaque mate a
I managed to checkmate my opponent in less than four moves.Logré darle jaque mate a mi oponente en menos de cuatro turnos.
b. dar mate a
I checkmated last year's chess champion and now I hold the title.Le di mate al campeón de ajedrez del año pasado y ahora tengo el título de campeón.
3. (to defeat)
a. poner fuera de combate a
We finally checkmated the guerrilla army and arrested them.Finalmente pusimos fuera de combate a los guerrilleros y los arrestamos.
b. poner en un callejón sin salida a
Our army surrounded the enemy and checkmated them.Nuestro ejército rodeó al enemigo y lo puso en un callejón sin salida.
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checkmate
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in chess)
a. el jaque mate
(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).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (in chess)
a. dar jaque mate a
3. (fig)
a. poner fuera de combate (opponent)
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checkmate [ˈtʃekˈmeɪt]
noun
(in chess) mate (m); jaque (m) mate; callejón (m) sin salida
checkmate! ¡jaque mate!
transitive verb
1 (in chess) dar mate a
2 poner en un callejón sin salida a
to be checkmated estar en un callejón sin salida
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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