cutting
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cutting(
kuh
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dihng
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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. (botany)
a. el esqueje
(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).
We've got enough cuttings to plant ten rose bushes.Tenemos suficientes esquejes para plantar diez rosales.
2. (cut out newspaper article) (United Kingdom)
a. el recorte
(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).
I've brought you a newspaper cutting of an article I thought might interest you.Te traje un recorte de periódico de un artículo que pensé que te interesaría.
3. (film)
a. el montaje
(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 clever cutting in the movie forms connections between seemingly unrelated scenes.El montaje ingenioso de la película forma conexiones entre escenas que al parecer no son relacionadas.
b. la edición
(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).
Everything has been filmed, so now we move on to the cutting.Todo ha sido rodado, entonces ahora seguimos a la edición.
4. (cleared area for transportation) (United Kingdom)
a. la trinchera
(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).
A crew is going to dynamite this area for the railway cutting.Un equipo va a dinamitar esta área para la trinchera ferroviaria.
b. la zanja
(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).
They widened the cutting to allow more room for cargo trains.Agrandaron la zanja para tener más espacio para los trenes de carga.
c. el desmonte
(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 initial cutting for the canal's opening was not deep enough.El desmonte inicial para la entrada del canal no fue lo suficiente hondo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (harshly critical)
a. cortante
He immediately regretting saying such cutting words to her.Se arrepintió inmediatamente de haber dicho tales palabras cortantes.
b. hiriente
Her cutting words made me burst into tears.Sus palabras hirientes me hicieron echarme a llorar.
c. mordaz
He tried to upset me with his cutting remark.Trató de molestarme con su comentario mordaz.
6. (causing physical pain)
a. cortante
The cutting wind nearly froze my ears solid.El viento cortante casi me congela las orejas por completo.
7. (sharp)
a. cortante
The knife has a serrated cutting edge.El cuchillo tiene un filo cortante dentado.
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cutting
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of plant)
a. el esqueje
(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).
(newspaper) cuttingrecorte (de periódico)
(railway) cuttingdesmonte (para el ferrocarril)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (wind)
a. cortante
3. (remark)
a. hiriente, cortante
cutting edgefilo cortante
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be at the cutting edge ofestar a la vanguardia de
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cutting [ˈkʌtɪŋ]
noun
1 [of plant] esqueje (m)
2 (from newspaper) recorte (m); (Cine) montaje (m)
section of film discarded action of discarding
3 (for road, railway) desmonte (m); zanja (f)
adjective
(sharp) [+edge, wind etc] cortante; [+remark] mordaz;
modifier
cutting board (n) plancha (f) para cortar
cutting edge (n) filo (m); vanguardia (f)
cutting room (n) (Cine) sala (f) de montaje
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Phrases with "cutting"
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cutting board
la tabla de cortar
cutting edge
el filo, la vanguardia
cutting-edge
de última generación
stop cutting down trees
dejar de talar árboles
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