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jaque
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jaque(
hah
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keh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (chess)
a. check
Si tu rey está en jaque y no puede moverse, el riesgo de perder la partida es alto.If your king is in check and can't move, you run a high risk of losing the match.
2. (menace)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
La actitud de la oposición pone en jaque al gobierno.The attitude of the opposition poses a threat to the government.
El huracán nos tuvo a todos en jaque durante varios días.The hurricane put everyone in a state of anxiety for several days.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3. (chess)
a. check
"¡Jaque!", dijo mi contrincante después de mover su reina."Check!," said my opponent, having moved his queen.
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jaque
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
jaque (al rey)check
jaque matecheckmate
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tener en jaque a alguiento keep somebody in a state of anxiety
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jaque
1 (Ajedrez) check
dar jaque a algn to put sb in check; ¡jaque (al rey)! check!; jaque continuo continuous check
tener en jaque a algn to hold a sword over sb's head
jaque mate checkmate
dar jaque mate a algn to checkmate sb; mate sb
2 (matón) bully
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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