coast
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coast(
kost
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (shore)
a. la costa
(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).
We spent Christmas on the coast of Chile and enjoyed the summer weather.Pasamos la Navidad en la costa de Chile y disfrutamos del clima veraniego.
b. el litoral
(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 coast to the north of Puerto Vallarta is being developed.El litoral al norte de Puerto Vallarta se está desarrollando.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to advance without further effort)
a. ir en punto muerto
The driver took his foot off the accelarator and coasted to the stoplight.El chofer quitó el pie del acelerador y fue en punto muerto hasta el semáforo.
b. deslizarse
We coasted down the hill on our bicycles.Nos deslizamos cuesta abajo en las bicicletas.
c. avanzar sin esfuerzo
The Swiss skater is ahead of the pack and coasting to the finish.El patinador suizo está delante del pelotón y avanzando sin esfuerzo hacia la meta.
d. rodar sin pedalear
The cyclists coasted along with the wind at their backs.Los ciclistas rodaron sin pedalear con el viento a sus espaldas.
3. (to apply little effort)
a. pasar fácilmente
Javier barely studies and still manages to coast through all his classes.Javier apenas estudia y aún así logra pasar fácilmente todas sus clases.
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coast
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la costa
(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).
2. (fig)
a.
the coast is clearno hay moros en la costa
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (in car)
a. rodar en punto muerto
4. (on bicycle)
a. rodar sin pedalear
5. (fig)
a.
she coasted through her examspasó sus exámenes con toda facilidad
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coast [kəʊst]
noun
(shore) costa (f); (coastline) litoral (m)
it's on the west coast of Scotland está en la costa oeste de Escocia
the coast is clear (there is no one about) no hay moros en la costa; (the danger is over) pasó el peligro
intransitive verb
(also coast along) (Aut) ir en punto muerto; (on sledge, cycle) deslizarse cuesta abajo; avanzar sin esfuerzo;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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