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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (jumping motion)
a. jump
El gato llegó al hombro de su dueño de un solo brinco.The cat landed on its owner's shoulder with a single jump.
b. hop
Vaya brinco dio ese conejo enorme.What a hop that enormous rabbit made.
c. bound
Con un brinco elegante, el venado cruzó el sendero.With an elegant bound, the deer crossed the path.
d. leap
Vas a tener que dar un brinco considerable, pero creo que sí puedes llegar al otro lado del cañón.You'll have to make quite a leap, but I think you can make it to the other side of the canyon.
2. (involuntary movement)
a. start
Ana pegó un brinco cuando le toqué el hombro mientras escuchaba música.Ana gave a start when I touched her shoulder while she was listening to music.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. jump
se levantó del asiento de un brincoshe jumped up from her seat
pegar o dar un brincoto jump, to give a start
daba brincos de alegríashe was jumping for joy
el corazón me dio un brinco cuando oí su vozmy heart skipped a beat when I heard his voice
2. (fig)
en un brincoin a second, quickly
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(salto) (gen) jump; leap; (al correr) skip
de o en un brinco at one bound; dar brincos to hop (about); jump (about); pegar un brinco to jump; give a start
a brincos by fits and starts
¿para qué son tantos brincos estando el suelo parejo? (Centroamérica) (México) what's all the fuss about?
quitar los brincos a algn to take sb down a peg
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