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franco
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franco(
frahng
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (candid)
a. frank
Si vamos a ser francos, te diré que no me gustó la comida.If we're going to be frank, I'd have to say I didn't like the food here.
b. honest
Carmen fue honesta, y le contó a su novio toda la verdad sobre su pasado.Carmen was honest and told her boyfriend the whole truth about her past.
c. open
Quiero ser franca contigo; hace tiempo que estoy enamorada de ti.I want to be open with you; I've been in love with you for some time.
2. (evident)
a. marked
La economía del país ha tenido una franca mejoría en el último trimestre.The country's economy has shown marked improvement in the last quarter.
b. clear
Mi padre nunca disimuló su franca antipatía por mi novio.My father never hid his clear dislike of my boyfriend.
3. (commerce)
a. free
Como la isla de San Andrés es puerto franco, todas nuestras compras allí fueron libres de impuestos.As the island of San Andrés is a free port, all our purchases there were tax-free.
4. (military)
a. off duty
El soldado está de guardia hoy, pero mañana sale franco.The soldier is on guard duty today, but tomorrow he is off duty.
5. (relating to the medieval Franks)
a. Frankish
Mi hijo escribe su tesis doctoral sobre el Imperio franco entre los siglos V y IX.My son is writing his doctoral thesis on the Frankish Empire between the 5th and 9th centuries.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
6. (of Frankish origen)
a. Frank
Carlomagno fue rey de los francos durante la Alta Edad Media.Charlemagne was King of the Franks during the Early Middle Ages.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
7. (currency)
a. franc
Quisiera cambiar por dólares los francos que me quedaron del viaje a Suiza.I would like to change the francs left over from my trip to Switzerland into dollars.
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franco
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sincero)
a. frank, open
2. (directo)
a. frank
3. (sin obstáculos, gastos)
a. free
franco de portecarriage free
puerto francofree port
4. (history)
a. Frankish
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (history)
a. Frank
6. (moneda)
a. franc
franco suizoSwiss franc
7. (lengua)
a. Frankish
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franco
(Economía) franc
franco
adjective
1 (directo) frank
seré franco contigo I will be frank with you; para serte franco to be frank o honest (with you); si he de ser franco frankly; to tell you the truth
2 (patente) clear; evident
estar en franca decadencia to be in visible decline; estar en franca rebeldía to be in open rebellion
3 (Com) (exento) free
franco a bordo free on board; franco al costado del buque free alongside ship; franco de derechos duty-free; precio franco (en) fábrica price ex-factory; price ex-works; franco de porte carriage-free; (Correos) post-free; franco puesto sobre vagón free on rail
4 (Com) [+puerto] free; [+camino] open
mantener mesa franca to keep open house
5
franco de servicio (Mil) off-duty
6 (S. Cone)
estar de franco to be off duty; be on leave
7 (liberal) generous
franco (Hist)
adjective
Frankish
Frank
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