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ápice

ápice(
ah
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pee
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seh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (end of something)
a. tip
Para hacer el sonido del inglés "th", coloca el ápice de la lengua entre los dientes frontales.To make the English "th" sound, place the tip of the tongue between the front teeth.
b. apex
Mide la altura de la planta, desde la raíz hasta el ápice.Measure the height of the plant from the root to the apex.
2. (top)
a. apex
En el ápice del techo colocamos una giralda.We placed a weather vane on the apex of the roof.
b. peak
El ápice de la pirámide estaba cubierto de oro.The pyramid's peak was covered in gold.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(culminating point)
a. peak
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
La violinista sufrió parálisis en la mano izquierda en el ápice de su carrera.The violinist suffered left hand paralysis at the peak of her career.
4. (small amount)
a. iota
Solo recuperamos un ápice del total del dinero que fue robado.We only recovered an iota of money from the total that was robbed.
b. inch
Los soldados resistieron y no cedieron un ápice.The soldiers resisted and didn't yield an inch.
c. ounce
Se viste así porque no tiene ni un ápice de amor propio.He dresses like that because he doesn't have an ounce of self-respect.
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ápice
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (vértice; de montaña)
a. peak
2. (de hoja, lengua)
a. tip
3. (punto culminante)
a. peak, height
4. (pizca)
a. iota
ni un ápicenot a single bit
no cedió un ápicehe didn't budge an inch
ápice
1 (punta) apex; top
2 [de problema] crux
estar en los ápices de to be well up in; know all about
3 (jota)
ni ápice not a whit; no ceder un ápice not to yield an inch; no importa un ápice it doesn't matter a bit
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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