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avance
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avance(
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bahn
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (onward movement)
a. advance
No pudimos hacer nada para parar el avance de las tropas de Franco.There was nothing we could do to stop the advance of Franco's troops.
b. forward move (sports)
El equipo visitante hizo un avance y ha entrado al territorio del contrincante.The visiting team made a forward move and is now on the home team's area.
2. (improvement)
a. progress
El avance en su recuperación postoperatoria es increíble.The progress he's made in his post-operative recovery is incredible.
b. advance
En los últimos años se han logrado grandes avances en el campo de la informática.In the last few years there have been great advances in the field of computing.
3. (film and television)
a. trailer
Me encanta ver avances de nuevas películas cuando voy al cine.I love seeing trailers of upcoming movies when I go to the cinema.
b. preview
Al final de cada episodio de la telenovela, muestran un avance de lo que va a pasar después.At the end of each episode of the soap opera, they show a preview of what happens in the next episode.
c. look ahead
Y este es un avance del noticiero de esta noche.And here is a look ahead at tonight's news.
4. (finance)
a. advance payment
Este cheque cubre el avance de $500 para la compra de la nueva lavadora y secadora.This check covers the $500 advance payment for the purchase of the washer and dryer.
b. advance
¿Pido un avance de 500 dólares?Shall I ask for a 500-dollar advance?
5.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(robbery)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Perdió todas sus joyas durante el avance de los pillos en su casa.She lost all her jewelry during the pillaging of her house.
El avance de los piratas dejó desolada la ciudad amurallada.The pirates' looting laid waste to the walled city.
avances
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (film and television)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. trailer
Los avances desvelaban el final del filme.The trailer spoiled the end of the movie.
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avance
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (movimiento hacia delante)
a. advance
avances científicosscientific advances
2. (finance)
a. advance payment
3. (rad & tv)
a. preview
avance informativonews summary
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avance
1 (movimiento) advance
el avance de las tropas the advance of the troops
las tropas han realizado un avance de 1 kilómetro
el avance del feminismo the advance of feminism
el avance incontenible de los escritores sudamericanos la lucha contra el avance del nazismo
2 (progreso) advance
grandes avances en el terreno de la genética major advances in the field of genetics; Pedro ha hecho grandes avances en matemáticas Pedro has made great progress in mathematics; la reunión concluyó sin avances no progress had been made by the end of the meeting
importantes avances científicos grandes avances en el tratamiento de cáncer la quimioterapia costituyó un avance en el tratamiento de la leucemia con tantos avances tecnológicos, trabajar es hoy fácil
3 (Economía) advance (payment)
4 (Cine) (tráiler) trailer
un avance de la programación matinal (TV) a look ahead at the morning's programmes
avance informativo news headlines; advance news summary
5 (Com) (balance) balance; (cálculo) estimate
6 (Electricidad y Eléctronica) lead
7 (Mecánica) feed
8 (S. Cone) (ataque) attack; raid
9 (S. Cone) (regalo) tempting offer; inducement made to secure sb's goodwill; (made to secure sb's goodwill)
10 (Centroamérica) (robo) theft
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