el pasivo
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pasivo

pasivo(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (non-participating)
a. passive
Yo nunca asumo una actitud pasiva frente a la discriminación.I never take a passive attitude towards discrimination.
2. (exposed to something)
a. passive
Los fumadores pasivos también pueden contraer cáncer de pulmón.Passive smokers can also develop lung cancer.
3. (grammar)
a. passive
Escribe las siguientes oraciones en voz pasiva.Write the following sentences in the passive voice.
4. (non-working)
a. inactive
Los jubilados constituyen la mayor parte de la población pasiva.The majority of the inactive population is made up of pensioners.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
5. (finance)
a. liabilities
El pasivo de la empresa es de dos millones de pesos.The liabilities of the company amount to two million pesos.
b. debit side
El pasivo está en la columna derecha del balance.The debit side appears in the right-hand column of the balance sheet.
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).
masculine or feminine noun
6. (senior citizen)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
(Southern Cone)
a. retiree
El hogar para ancianos alberga a más de cien pasivos.The nursing home is home to more than one hundred retirees.
b. old age pensioner (Australia) (United Kingdom)
La mitad de los pasivos tiene menos de 70 años.Half of the old age pensioners are under 70 years of age.
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pasivo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. ((gen) &)
a. passive
2. (población)
a. inactive
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
3. (finance)
a. liabilities
pasivo corrientecurrent liabilities
pasivo
adjective
1 [+persona, comportamiento] passive
es un niño muy pasivo y nunca toma la iniciativa he is a very passive child, he never takes the initiative
2 (Lingüística) passive
la voz pasiva the passive voice
(Com) (Economía) liabilities
plural
; (p)
[de cuenta] debit side
pasivo circulante pasivo corriente current liabilities
plural
; (p)
pasivo diferido deferred liabilities
plural
; (p)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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