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intermitente

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intermitente(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (that stops and starts)
a. intermittent
La lluvia intermitente hacía que tuvieramos que abrir y cerrar los paraguas continuamente.The intermittent rain meant we had our umbrellas up and down all the time.
b. sporadic
El país sufrió durante diez años una serie de guerras intermitentes.The country suffered ten years of sporadic warfare.
c. flashing (light)
Más adelante se veían las luces azules intermitentes de un carro policía.I could see the blue flashing lights of a police car up ahead.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (automobile)
a. turn signal
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El auto delante de mí dobló a la izquierda sin poner el intermitente.The car in front of me turned left without putting his turn signal on.
b. indicator (United Kingdom)
El intermitente derecho de la moto no funcionaba y por eso me multaron.The right indicator on the motorbike wasn't working so I was fined.
3. (blinking light)
a. flashing light
El intermitente del ascensor indica que hay demasiado peso.The flashing light on the elevator is saying there's too much weight in there.
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intermitente
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. intermittent
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
2. (en vehículo)
a. indicator (United Kingdom)
b. turn signal
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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intermitente
adjective
(gen) intermittent; [+guerra] sporadic
ha provocado una guerra intermitente y varias negociaciones
[+huelga, negociaciones] on-off
la huelga intermitente que mantienen para presionar en las negociaciones
[+luz] flashing
un faro intermitente me hizo señas de parar
[+lluvia, nieve] sporadic; intermittent
nieva de forma intermitente
se escuchan disparos de forma intermitente shots can be heard now and again o intermittently
1 (Automóviles) indicator; turn signal; (EEUU)
2 (Informática) indicator light
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