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levante
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Usage note
This word must begin with a capital letter in the senses shown in 4a) and 5a).
levante
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(direction)
a. east
Estas fiestas vinieron originalmente del levante.These celebrations originally came from the east.
2. (weather)
a. east wind
Estábamos a gusto en una playa de Cádiz hasta que llegó el temido levante.We were enjoying the day on a beach in Cadiz until the dreaded east wind arrived.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(casual sexual partner)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El levante del viernes me persigue porque quiere otra cita.The guy I picked up on Friday keeps chasing me for another date.
Tienes que decirle a ese levante tuyo que se vaya.You need to tell that guy you picked up to get out.
b. hook-up
Estoy buscando una relación de verdad, no un levante.I'm looking for a real relationship, not a hook-up.
Levante
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
4. (of Spain)
a. eastern coast of Spain
Hay unas playas muy hermosas en el Levante.There are some really beautiful beaches on Spain's eastern coast.
5.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(eastern Mediterranean)
a. Levant
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
El término Levante se refería originalmente a las tierras al este de Italia.The term Levant originally referred to the lands east of Italy.
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levante
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (este)
a. east
2. (región)
a. east coast
3. (geography)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Levantethe coastal provinces of Spain between Catalonia and Andalusia: Castellón, Valencia, Alicante and Murcia
4. (viento)
a. east wind
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levante
(Geografía)
1 (este) east
2 (also viento de levante) east wind
levante
1 (Caribe) (Política) uprising
2 (Caribe) (arreo) driving of cattle
3 (And) (arrogancia) arrogance; haughtiness
4
dar o pegar un levante a algn (S. Cone) to give sb a dressing-down (familiar)
5 (S. Cone) (encuentro) pick-up (familiar)
hacer un levante a algn to pick sb up (familiar)
6
hacer un levante (Caribe) to fall in love
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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