counterattack

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This word may also be spelled "counter-attack."
counterattack
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (reetaliation)
a. el contraataque
(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).
(M)
We will execute the counterattack against the invaders tomorrow at midnight.Llevaremos a cabo el contraataque contra los invasores mañana a medianoche.
b. el contrataque
(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).
(M)
The politician published a visceral counterattack against his former colleague who had written about his experience of working together.El político publicó un contrataque visceral en contra del excolega que había escrito sobre su experiencia de trabajar juntos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to retaliate)
a. contraatacar
A spy brought back the report that the rebels are going to counterattack tomorrow.Un espía llevó la noticia de que los rebeldes van a contraatacar mañana.
b. contratacar
Sometimes the wisest move is to remain silent instead of counterattacking.A veces el paso más sabio es quedar en silencio en vez de contratacar.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to retaliate on)
a. contraatacar
If we attack the enemies, we have to be prepared in case they counterattack us.Si atacamos a los enemigos, tenemos que estar preparados por si nos contraatacan.
b. contratacar
To save our reputation, we must counterattack the rumors against us.Para salvar nuestra reputación, debemos contratacar los rumores en nuestra contra.
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