dependent
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled “dependant” when used in contexts like that shown in 5.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (reliant on; used with "on")
a. dependiente de
People have become dependent on cell phone service.La gente se ha vuelto dependiente del servicio de telefonía celular.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Garret was dependent on drugs, but he's been clean for years now.Garret era drogodependiente, pero ha estado limpio desde hace años ya.
He became dependent on opium when he worked as a secret agent.Empezó a depender del opio cuando trabajó como agente secreto.
2. (requiring financial support)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Eugenio provides for three dependent relatives.Eugenio sostiene a tres cargas familiares.
Other than my children, I have no dependent relatives.Aparte de mis hijos, no tengo familiares a mi cargo.
3. (grammar)
a. subordinado
We learned about dependent clauses in English class today.Aprendimos las cláusulas subordinadas hoy en la clase de inglés.
4. (conditional; used with "upon")
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Dependent upon your answer to this question, the interview could go in different directions.En función de su respuesta a esta pregunta, la entrevista podría ir en diferentes direcciones.
Whether or not it snows tonight is dependent upon the temperature.Si nieva o no esta noche depende de la temperatura.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (financially supported person)
a. la persona a su cargo
(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).
Max's children and his mother are his dependents, because he pays their living expenses.Los hijos y la mamá de Max son personas a su cargo, porque él paga sus gastos de manutención.
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dependent
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. dependiente
to be dependent ondepender de
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dependent [dɪˈpendənt]
adjective
1 (reliant)
he has no dependent relatives no tiene cargas familiares; no tiene familiares a su cargo
child benefit is payable to all families with dependent children
to be dependent on or upon sth/sb depender de algo/algn
she is totally dependent on him
to be financially dependent on sb depender económicamente de algn; to be dependent on drugs ser drogodependiente (formal); to become dependent on or upon sth/sb llegar a depender de algo/algn
she became dependent on pain-killers
he had become dependent on her for affection había llegado a depender de ella afectivamente
you might notice that your baby becomes dependent on you for entertainment
2 (Ling) [+clause] subordinado
3 (conditional)
to be dependent on or upon sth depender de algo; tourism is dependent on (the) climate el turismo depende del clima
The results are dependent upon which programme you follow
noun
especially (US)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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