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flotador

flotador(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (suspended in air or liquid)
a. floating
El artefacto flotador marca dónde se encuentra el barco que se hundió.The floating artifact marks where the sunk ship went down.
b. buoyant
El embalaje no se hundió en el agua porque el poliestireno expandido es un material flotador.The packaging didn't sink in the water because expanded polystyrene is a buoyant material.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (flotation device)
a. float
El guardavidas tomó el flotador y se zambulló en el mar para rescatar a la mujer que se ahogaba.The lifeguard took his float and dove into the sea to save the drowning woman.
b. rubber ring
En la lancha de socorro hay chalecos salvavidas y flotadores naranjas.In the lifeboat there are orange life vests and rubber rings.
c. life preserver
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los bomberos le arrojaron un flotador al hombre que se lo llevaba la corriente.The firefighters threw a life preserver to the man who was dragged out by the current.
d. armband (for the arms)
Gabriela le puso flotadores al bebé y se metieron en la piscina.Gabriela put armbands on her baby and they entered the pool.
e. water wing (for the arms)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El niño tenía flotadores en los brazos y usaba las piernas para impulsarse en el agua.The child had water wings on his arms and used his legs to propel himself through the water.
f. floatie
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Me cansé de nadar así que me aferré al flotador.I was tired of swimming so I held on to the floatie.
3. (fishing)
a. float
Si el flotador se hunde en el agua, significa que un pez mordió el anzuelo.If the float sinks, it means a fish bit the hook.
4. (aeronautics)
a. float
Los flotadores tocaron la superficie y la avioneta acuatizó.The floats touched the surface and the light airplane landed on the water.
5. (regulating valve)
a. ballcock
El plomero reemplazó el flotador del tanque del inodoro.The plummer replaced the ballcock in the toilet tank.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(abdominal fat)
a. spare tire
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El flotador se me nota más si me pongo jeans ajustados.My spare tire is more noticeable if I wear tight jeans.
b. spare tyre
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
No puedo deshacerme del flotador por más abdominales que haga.No matter how many sit-ups I do, I can't get rid of my spare tyre.
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flotador
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (para nadar)
a. rubber ring
2. (de caña de pescar)
a. float
3. (de cisternas)
a. ballcock
flotador
1 [de bañista] (para la cintura) rubber ring; life preserver; (EEUU) (para los brazos) (inflatable) armband; (para las manos) float
2 [de hidroavión, para mediciones] float; [de cisterna] ballcock; floater; (EEUU)
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