contest
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contest(
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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. (competition)
a. el concurso
(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 children had a cake-decorating contest.Los niños tuvieron un concurso de decoración de pasteles.
b. la competencia
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Juan won a dunking contest last weekend.Juan se ganó una competencia de clavadas el fin de semana pasado.
c. la competición
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Lila's going to be in a skating contest this weekend.Lila va a participar en una competición de patinaje este fin de semana.
d. el combate
(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 contest between these two boxers promises to be thrilling.El combate entre estos dos boxeadores promete ser emocionante.
e. el certamen
(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).
Every summer, a literary contest is held in the town.Cada verano, se celebra un certamen literario en la ciudad.
2. (struggle)
a. la contienda
(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).
There was an intense contest for ownership of the house.Había una contienda intensa para hacerse propietario de la casa.
b. la lucha
(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 contest for the rights to this land will end in violence.La lucha por los derechos a este terreno terminará en violencia.
c. la disputa
(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 contest for the leadership turned out differently than what people expected.La disputa por la jefatura resultó diferente a lo que se esperaba.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to dispute)
a. disputar
The former governor contested the election results.El ex gobernador disputó los resultados de las elecciones.
b. rebatir
The employee contested the committee's decision.El empleado rebatió la decisión del comité.
c. refutar
Is it true that the capo contested the allegations against him?¿Es verdad que el cap refutó los alegatos en su contra?
d. impugnar (legal)
Our lawyer contested the judge's ruling.Nuestro abogado impugnó el fallo del juez.
e. defender (legal)
They were prepared to contest the suit in court.Estaban dispuestos a acudir a los tribunales para defender el caso.
4. (to run for)
a. presentarse como candidato a
There are five people contesting the governorship.Hay cinco personas presentándose como candidatos a la gubernatura.
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contest
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (competition)
a. el concurso
(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. (in boxing)
a. el combate
(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).
leadership contestcarrera or pugna por la jefatura del partido
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (right, decision)
a. impugnar, rebatir
to contest a seatdisputar un escaño
4. (politics)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a fiercely contested electionunas elecciones muy reñidas
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contest
noun
[ˈkɒntest] (struggle) contienda (f); lucha (f); (Boxing) (Wrestling) combate (m); (competition, quiz) concurso (m); (Dep) competición (f)
beauty contest concurso (m) de belleza; a fishing contest una competición de pesca
transitive verb
[kənˈtest] [+argument, will etc] impugnar; rebatir; [+election, seat] presentarse como candidatoacandidata a;a candidata [+legal suit] defender
I contest your right to do that pongo en tela de juicio que usted tenga el derecho de hacer eso; the seat was not contested no hubo disputa por el escaño; en las elecciones se presentó un solo candidato
intransitive verb
[kənˈtest]
to contest against contender con; they are contesting for a big prize se disputan un premio importante
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