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lapso

lapso(
lahp
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soh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (elapsed period)
a. lapse
Después de un lapso de tres años, Lucas volvió a visitar a su padre.Following a lapse of three years, Lucas visited his father again.
b. period of time
Perdimos la señal de televisión por un corto lapso de tiempo.We lost the TV signal for a short period of time.
c. space
Anita llegó a los Estados Unidos cuando era niña y en el lapso de unos meses ya hablaba bien el inglés.Anita came to the United States as a child, and in the space of a few months, she was already speaking good English.
d. interval
El partido se reanudó después de un lapso de dos horas debido a la lluvia.The game restarted after a two-hour interval due to rain.
2. (mistake)
a. slip
¿Te llamé Diego en vez de David? ¡Perdón! Fue un lapso.Did I call you Diego instead of David? Sorry! It was a slip.
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lapso
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. space, interval
en el lapso de unas semanasin the space of a few weeks
lapso
1 (tiempo) lapse
en un lapso de cinco días in (the space of) five days
lapso de tiempo interval of time; space of time
2 (error) mistake; error
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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