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aliento

aliento(
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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. (respiration)
a. breath
La carrera hacia la parada de autobús me dejó sin aliento.The run to the bus stop left me out of breath.
2. (exhalation)
a. breath
Dios mío, ese tipo tiene muy mal aliento.Good Lord, that guy has really bad breath.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(confidence)
a. encouragement
El entrenador nos dio unas palabras de aliento antes del partido.The coach gave us some words of encouragement before the game.
b. strength
El ejemplo de Malala les da a muchas chicas el aliento para luchar por sus derechos.Malala's example gives many girls the strength to fight for their rights.
c. courage
La nieve y el viento no nos quitaron el aliento y seguimos caminando toda la noche.The snow and the wind didn't break our courage and we kept on walking all night.
4.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(tone)
a. flavor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La última novela de García Márquez narra una historia con aliento romántico.Garcia Marquez's last novel tells a story with a romantic flavor.
b. flavour (United Kingdom)
Julieta cantó una canción muy bonita con aliento a nana.Julieta sang a lovely song with a lullaby flavour.
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aliento
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (respiración)
a. breath
cobrar alientoto catch one's breath
sin alientobreathless
aliento fétidofoul breath
2. (ánimo)
a. strength
aliento
1 (hálito) breath
tiene mal aliento he has bad breath
le huele el aliento
le huele el aliento a ajo his breath smells of garlic
2 (respiración)
el ejercicio me dejó sin aliento the exercise left me breathless o out of breath
contener el aliento to hold one's breath
dar los últimos alientos to breathe one's last (literario)
faltar el aliento
me falta el aliento I'm out of breath
quedarse sin aliento
recobrar o recuperar el aliento to get one's breath back
tomar aliento
paró, tomó aliento y continuó hablando he stopped to get his breath back, then went on talking
cortar a algn el aliento to take sb's breath away
de un aliento (de una vez) in one go
3 (ánimo) courage; spirit
cobrar aliento to take heart; dar aliento a algn to encourage sb
4 (tono)
una novela de hondo aliento patriótico a novel with a deeply patriotic spirit; a profoundly patriotic novel
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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