collision
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collision(
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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. (impact)
a. la colisión
(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).
The collision sent the train careening off the bridge.La colisión causó que el tren saliera volando por el puente.
b. el choque
(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 patient was badly injured in a head-on collision.La paciente fue gravemente herida en un choque de frente.
2. (disagreement)
a. el enfrentamiento
(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 two managers are on the brink of collision over who will get the promotion.Los dos gerentes están al borde del enfrentamiento sobre quien recibirá el ascenso.
b. el conflicto
(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 two nations are in collision since one infringed upon the other's airspace.Las dos naciones están en conflicto desde que una violó el espacio aéreo de la otra.
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collision
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el colisión f, choque
(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).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
they are on a collision courseterminarán enfrentándose
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collision [kəˈlɪʒən]
noun
choque (m); colisión (f)
to come into collision with chocar con; colisionar con
modifier
collision course (n)
to be on a collision course ir camino del enfrentamiento
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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