This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 3).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (meant to be used only once)
a. desechable
The airline provided the passengers with disposable toothbrushes for the long flight.La compañía aérea les suministró a los pasajeros cepillos de dientes desechables para el largo vuelo.
b. de usar y tirar
If you order takeout, make sure you get disposable utensils.Si pides comida para llevar, asegúrate que te den cubiertos de usar y tirar.
2. (available)
a. disponible
After paying taxes, my disposable income is lower than I expected.Después de pagar impuestos, mi renta disponible es mucho menos de lo que esperaba.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (an item meant to be used only once)
a. el desechable
(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 can't believe they used disposables to serve Christmas dinner.No puedo creer que usaron desechables para servir la cena de Navidad.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (camera, pen, lighter)
a. desechable
2. (funds)
a. disponible
disposable incomepoder adquisitivo
disposable [dɪsˈpəʊzəbl]
1 (not reusable) [+nappy] desechable; de usar y tirar
disposable goods productos (m) desechables or no reutilizables
2 (available) disponible
disposable assets activos (m) disponibles; disposable income renta (f) disponible
(nappy) pañal (m) desechable; pañal (m) de usar y tirar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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