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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (clothing)
a. strap
Me gusta usar corpiños que tienen tirantes transparentes.I like wearing bras that have transparent straps.
b. shoulder strap
Uno de los tirantes de mi camisola se cortó.One of the shoulder straps of my camisole snapped.
2. (architecture)
a. brace
Los arquitectos decidieron usar tirantes como refuerzo.The architects decided to use braces as a reinforcement.
b. crosspiece
El tirante de madera cedió y las paredes se desplomaron.The wooden crosspiece broke and the walls collapsed.
c. strut
Instalamos un tirante para resistir la compresión longitudinal.We installed a strut to resist longitudinal compression.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (tightly drawn)
a. tight
Haz un nudo y mantén la cuerda tirante.Tie a knot and keep the rope tight.
b. taut
Dijo que cuando estés paseando el perro, la correa tiene que estar tirante.He said that when you're walking your dog, the leash needs to be taut.
4. (uneasy)
a. tense
Cuando entré al cuarto, todos estaban callados y había una atmósfera tirante.When I entered the room, everybody was quiet and the atmosphere was tense.
b. strained
Noté que su relación era tirante, pero nunca imaginé que se divorciarían.I felt their relationship was strained, but never imagined they would divorce.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (clothing)
a. suspenders
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Por qué tienes puesto el cinturón si tienes tirantes?Why are you wearing a belt if you're wearing suspenders?
b. braces (United Kingdom)
Me compré tirantes que combinan con la corbata.I bought braces that match with my tie.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (cuerda, goma)
a. taut
me noto la piel tirantemy skin feels stretched
2. (situación, relaciones)
a. tense
estar tirante con alguiento be tense with somebody
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (de tela)
a. strap
un sostén sin tirantesa strapless bra
4. (para pantalones)
a. braces (United Kingdom)
b. suspenders
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
5. (architecture)
a. brace
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1 [+soga] tight; taut; (tensado) tensed; drawn tight
2 [+relaciones, situación] (tenso) tense; strained
estamos algo tirantes things are rather strained between us
3 (Economía) tight
1 [de vestido] shoulder strap;tirantes [de pantalones] braces; suspenders; (EEUU)
vestido sin tirantes strapless dress
2 (Archit) crosspiece; brace; (Mecánica) strut; brace; [de arreos] trace;
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