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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unresolved)
a. pending
Todavía tenemos muchos asuntos pendientes.We still have many issues pending.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Solucionaste todo o quedó algo pendiente?Did you sort everything out or is there still stuff to do?
Volvimos a hablar, pero todavía hay algunos asuntos pendientes.We started talking again, but there are still some issues to sort out.
2. (not yet paid)
a. outstanding
Tienen una deuda pendiente conmigo.They have an outstanding debt with me.
3. (attentive)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Estaban pendientes de noticias del pueblo después del tornado.They were waiting on news from the town after the tornado.
Estaremos pendientes de tu hijo.We'll keep an eye on your son.
4. (inclined)
a. sloping
La casa está sobre un terreno pendiente.The house is on sloping ground.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
5. (inclined surface)
a. slope
Subimos la pendiente en bicicleta.We cycled up the slope.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
6. (jewelry)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. earring
Le voy a regalar a mi mamá unos pendientes hermosos.I'm going to give my mom a pair of beautiful earrings.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (por resolver)
a. pending
2. (deuda)
a. outstanding
estar pendiente deto keep an eye on
3. (fig)
estar pendiente de un hiloto be hanging by a thread
4. (asignatura)
a. failed
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (general)
a. earring
Regionalism used in Spain
6. (general)
a. slope
el terreno está en pendientethe ground slopes o is on a slope
una pendiente del 25 por cientoa gradient of 1 in 4, a 1 in 4 gradient
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1 (a la expectativa)
estar pendiente de algo: estaban pendientes de su llegada they were waiting for him to arrive; estamos pendientes de lo que él decida we are waiting to see what he decides; quedamos pendientes de sus órdenes we await your instructions
2 (atento)
estar pendiente de algo/algn: está muy pendiente de la salud de su madre he always keeps an eye on his mother's health; está demasiado pendiente de su novio she's too wrapped up in her boyfriend; estaban muy pendientes de lo que decía they were listening to her intently
estar pendiente de un problema estar pendiente de los labios de algn
3 [+juicio, caso, pedido] pending
aún tenemos un par de asuntos pendientes we still have a couple of matters pending
4 [+cuenta] outstanding; unpaid
5 [+asignatura]
tener una asignatura pendiente
tengo las matemáticas pendientes I have to resit maths
6 (colgado) hanging
(arete) earring
[de un terreno] slope; [de un tejado] pitch
subieron por una pendiente muy pronunciada they climbed up a steep slope; en pendiente sloping
estar en la pendiente vital to be over the hill (familiar)
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