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sobresalto
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sobresalto(
soh
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breh
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sahl
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toh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (scare)
a. fright
No le había oído entrar y, cuando habló, me llevé un sobresalto.I hadn't heard him come in, and when his speaking gave me a fright.
b. shock
Tuvimos un buen sobresalto con lo de su accidente.His accident gave us a big shock.
2. (jerk)
a. start
Estaba profundamente dormido pero un estruendo fuerte me despertó de un sobresalto.I was sound asleep but a loud crash woke up with a start.
3. (dread)
a. fear
Desde que empezó la guerra, hemos vivido en un continuo sobresalto.Since the war started, we have lived in constant fear.
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sobresalto
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. start, fright
dar un sobresalto a alguiento make somebody start, to give somebody a fright
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sobresalto
(sorpresa) start; (susto) fright; scare; (conmoción) sudden shock
de sobresalto suddenly
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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