earthquake

earthquake(
uhrth
-
kweyk
)
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 terremoto
(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)
People who live in New York are not as used to earthquakes as people who live in California.Las personas que viven en Nueva York no están tan acostumbradas a los terremotos como las personas que viven en California.
The Mexico City earthquake of 1985 was devastating.El terremoto de la Ciudad de México de 1985 fue devastador.
b. el temblor
(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)
An earthquake measuring less than 3.0 on the Richter scale is barely felt.Un temblor de menos de 3.0 en la escala de Richter casi no se siente.
c. el sismo
(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)
My grandfather wants to build an earthquake-proof house.Mi abuelo quiere construir una casa a prueba de sismos.
d. el seísmo
(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)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
An earthquake measuring 5.1 shook the Iberian Peninsula.Un seísmo de 5.1 hizo temblar la península Ibérica.
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earthquake
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (also fig)
a. el terremoto
(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)
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earthquake [ˈɜːθkweɪk]
noun
terremoto (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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