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debate

debate(
dih
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beyt
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (discussion)
a. el debate
(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 candidates will have a debate this Thursday at 8 pm.Los candidatos tendrán un debate este jueves a las 8 pm.
b. la discusión
(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).
(F)
The issue under debate is the installation of solar panels in the university.El tema bajo discusión es la instalación de panales solares en la universidad.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to discuss)
a. debatir
They debated the president's proposed budget.Debatieron el presupuesto propuesto por el presidente.
b. discutir
We will debate the desirability of adding a new access lane.Vamos a discutir la conveniencia de añadir un nuevo carril de acceso.
3. (to consider)
a. pensar
I'm still debating whether I want to move to Europe.Todavía estoy pensando si me quiero mudar a Europa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to discuss)
a. debatir
Even though the time was up, the candidates continued to debate.Aunque se había acabado el tiempo, los candidatos siguieron debatiendo.
b. discutir
The committee members debated for hours before coming to a decision.Los miembros del comité discutieron por horas antes de llegar a una decisión.
5. (to consider)
a. pensar
Are you going to take the job? - I don't know; I'm still debating.¿Vas a aceptar el trabajo? - No sé; todavía lo estoy pensando.
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debate
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el debate
(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)
after much debatetras mucho debatir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (issue)
a. debatir, discutir
he debated whether to gose debatía entre ir y no ir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a. debatir
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debate [dɪˈbeɪt]
transitive verb
[+topic, question, idea] debatir; discutir
intransitive verb
discutir; debatir
to debate with sb (about or on or upon sth) discutir con algn (sobre algo); to debate with o.s. (about or on or upon sth) vacilar (sobre algo); we debated whether to go or not dudamos or nos planteamos si ir o no
noun
debate (m); discusión (f)
after much debate después de mucho discutir; that is open to debate ese es un tema discutido
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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