emphasis
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Usage note
The plural of “emphasis” is “emphases."
emphasis(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (intensity)
a. el énfasis
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Neil said Donald was a jerk, and he ended his statement with an offensive gesture for emphasis.Neil dijo que Donald era un patán, y terminó su declaración con un gesto ofensivo para dar énfasis.
2. (importance)
a. el énfasis
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The professor put special emphasis on the final project.El profesor puso especial énfasis en el proyecto final.
b. el hincapié
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Tory put emphasis on the need to hire only experienced professionals for the position.Tory hizo hincapié en la necesidad de contratar solo a profesionales con experiencia para el puesto.
3. (linguistics)
a. el acento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In this word, the emphasis is on the first syllable.En esta palabra, el acento va en la primera sílaba.
b. el énfasis
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The emphasis is usually on the last syllable in words ending with consonants.El énfasis normalmente recae en la última sílaba de las palabras que terminan en consonante.
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emphasis
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el énfasis
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to lay or place emphasis on somethinghacer hincapié en algo
the emphasis is on written workse hace hincapié en el trabajo escrito
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emphasis [ˈemfəsɪs]
noun
emphases (plural) [ˈemfəsiːz]
1 (in word) acento (m); (in sentence) énfasis (m)
the emphasis is on the first syllable el acento (re)cae en la primera sílaba
the emphasis is on the first word in the sentence
to put emphasis on a word enfatizar una palabra
2 énfasis (m)
there has been a change of emphasis ya no se hace hincapié en lo mismo
he puts a special emphasis on light in his paintings
he said it twice, for emphasis lo dijo dos veces, para enfatizar or para recalcar
the emphasis is on sport se da más énfasis al deporte
this year the emphasis is on femininity este año se resalta la feminidad; to place or put or lay emphasis on sth hacer hincapié en algo; poner énfasis en algo; too much emphasis is placed on research se pone demasiado énfasis en la investigación; se hace demasiado hincapié en la investigación; to put special emphasis on sth poner especial énfasis en algo
to speak with emphasis hablar con énfasis
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "emphasis"
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place emphasis
poner énfasis
placing emphasis using "much" and "very"
usar demasiado “mucho” y “muy”
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