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porte
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porte(
pohr
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (look)
a. demeanor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El hombre del traje gris tenía un porte sofisticado.The man in the grey suit had a sophisticated demeanor.
b. demeanour (United Kingdom)
Mi hermana es modelo y tiene un porte muy elegante.My sister is a model and she has a very elegant demeanour.
c. bearing
El jugador que perdió demostró tener buen porte.The player who lost proved to have a good bearing.
2. (freightage)
a. carriage
Mi empresa se encarga del porte de mercancías delicadas.My company is in charge of the carriage of delicate goods.
b. transport
Realizaremos el porte de los alimentos con un gran camión.We will use a big truck for the transport of food.
c. postage (postal mail)
Ha bajado la frecuencia del porte de las cartas a mi país.The frequency of mail postage to my country has decreased.
3. (fee)
a. carriage (United Kingdom)
El porte de los muebles ha sido lo más caro de la mudanza.The carriage of furniture has been the most expensive part of the move.
4. (volume)
a. capacity
El porte limitado del barco hacía imposible transportar a más personas.The limited capacity of the ship prevented the carrying of any more people.
portes
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (shipment)
a. transport
Yo no sabía que los portes de la nueva lavadora corrían a mi cargo.I didn't know that the transport of the new washing machine was sent by me.
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porte
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (gasto de transporte)
a. carriage, transport costs
2. (transporte)
a. carriage, transport
3. (aspecto)
a. bearing, demeanor
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porte
1 (Com) (acto) carriage; transport; (costos) carriage; (Correos) postage
franco de porte (Com) carriage paid; (Correos) post free
porte debido (Com) freight C.O.D.
porte pagado (Com) carriage paid; (Correos) post paid
porte por cobrar freight forward
2 especialmente (Náutica) (tonelaje) capacity
3 (presencia) bearing; demeanour; demeanor; (EEUU)
de porte distinguido with a distinguished bearing o air
4 (conducta) behaviour; behavior; (EEUU) conduct (formal)
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