continuo
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continuo(
kuhn
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tihn
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yu
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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. (music)
a. el bajo continuo
(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 soloist felt that the continuo needed to be played in a way that would leave more space for her phrasing.La solista sentía que el bajo continuo se debía tocar de modo que quedara más espacio para su fraseo.
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continuo
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continuo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (uninterrupted)
a. continuous
Debido al tráfico, hay un ruido continuo que no me permite concentrarme.Because of the traffic, there's a continuous noise that won't let me concentrate.
b. constant
Me pone triste pensar que mi padre pasó los últimos meses de su vida con un dolor continuo.It makes me sad to think that my father spent the last months of his life in constant pain.
c. continual
Mi experiencia me dice que la vida es una lucha continua.My experience tells me that life is a continual struggle.
2. (very frequent)
a. constant
Recibían continuas amenazas anónimas, y al final decidieron irse a vivir a otro sitio.They received constant anonymous threats, and they eventually decided to move elsewhere.
b. continual
Creo que agobias a tu hijo con tus continuas llamadas.I think you're smothering your son with your continual calls.
3. (linguistics)
a. continuous
El verbo de la oración está en presente continuo.The verb of the sentence is in the present continuous.
4. (electronics)
a. direct
¿Es un circuito de corriente continua o de corriente alterna?Is it a direct current or alternating current circuit?
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