dam
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dam(
dahm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (wall)
a. la presa
(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 opened the dam's gate to let the water flow.Abrieron la puerta de la presa para soltar el agua.
b. el dique
(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).
This dam was built with the best concrete.Este dique se fabricó con el mejor concreto.
c. la represa
(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 old dam was blown up this morning.Volaron la vieja represa esta mañana.
2. (body of water)
a. el embalse
(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).
Don't get so close to the dam, please.No te acerques tanto al embalse, por favor.
b. la represa
(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 dam is almost dry due to the lack of rain.La represa está casi seca por la falta de lluvia.
3. (animal)
a. la madre
(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).
I found three kittens and their dam under a tree.Encontré tres gatitos y su madre bajo un árbol.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to build a dike)
a. construir una presa
I've read they'll dam the valley to provide water to the town.Leí que van a construir una presa para suministrar agua al pueblo.
b. represar
The river should be dammed to avoid the town from being flooded.Deberían represar el río para evitar que se inunde el pueblo.
c. contener
The watercourse was so strong that the wall couldn't dam it.El muro no pudo contener la corriente de agua.
d. reprimir
The natives dammed the river flow to create a lake.Los nativos reprimieron la corriente del río para crear un lago.
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dam
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of lake)
a. la dique m, presa
(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 transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (valley)
a. construir una presa en
3. (river, lake)
a. embalsar
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dam [dæm]
noun
(wall) dique (m); presa (f); (reservoir) presa (f); embalse (m);
transitive verb
(also dam up) poner un dique a; represar; reprimir; contener;
dam [dæm]
noun
(Zool) madre (f)
dam [dæm]
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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water dam
la presa de agua
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