equal

equal(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (identical)
a. igual
They are equal in size.Son de igual tamaño.
2. (evenly matched)
a. equilibrado
It was a fairly equal contest, ending in a 1-1 tie.Fue un partido equilibrado que acabó en empate a 1.
3. (adequate)
a. capaz de
I did not feel equal to the challenge.No me sentía capaz de aceptar el desafío.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
4. (peer)
a. el igual
(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).
(M)
, la igual
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I can't think of anyone here who is his equal.No puedo pensar en nadie aquí que sea su igual.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (mathematics)
a. ser igual a
Two plus two equals four.Dos más dos es igual a cuatro.
6. (to match)
a. igualar
Nothing equals his talent.Nada iguala su talento.
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equal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el igual
(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).
(M)
la igual
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
to treat somebody as an equaltratar a alguien de igual a igual
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (identical)
a. igual
all things being equalen condiciones normales
in equal measureen igual medida
on equal termsen igualdad de condiciones
equal opportunitiesigualdad de oportunidades
equal payigualdad de retribuciones
equal rightsigualdad de derechos
3. (good enough)
a.
to be equal to (doing) somethingestar capacitado(a) para (hacer) algo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (match)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. igualar
four fives equal(s) twentycuatro por cinco igual a veinte, cuatro por cinco, veinte
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equal [ˈiːkwəl]
adjective
1 (identical in size, value) [+number, amount] igual
the cake was divided into twelve equal parts el pastel estaba dividida en doce partes iguales; to be of equal importance/value tener igual importancia/el mismo valor; with equal ease/indifference con igual or la misma facilidad/indiferencia; to come equal first/second (in competition) compartir el primer/segundo puesto; (in race) llegar ambos en primer/segundo lugar
to be equal in sth
they are equal in strength son igual de fuertes; tienen la misma fuerza; they are equal in size son del mismo tamaño; son iguales de tamaño; they are equal in value tienen el mismo valor; tienen igual valor
on equal terms de igual a igual
all or other things being equal si no intervienen otros factores
an amount equal to half your salary una cantidad equivalente a la mitad de tu sueldo
to be equal to sth (equivalent) equivaler a algo; his silence was equal to an admission of guilt su silencio equivalía a una admisión de culpabilidad; a metre is equal to 39 inches un metro equivale a 39 pulgadas; she is equal to her mother in intelligence es tan inteligente como su madre; es igual de inteligente que su madre
we are all equal before or in the eyes of God todos somos iguales a los ojos de Dios
2 (capable)
to be/feel equal to sth
I'm confident that he is equal to the task tengo la seguridad de que está capacitado para desempeñar la tarea
he was equal to everything they threw at him
she did not feel equal to going out no se sentía con fuerzas or ánimo para salir
There is an excellent abridged edition available for those who do not feel equal to coping with the two massive volumes of its original form she did not feel equal to climbing up to the top of the hill I don't feel equal to an evening with the Pattersons and their holiday photos the goalkeeper proved equal to the challenge he was equal to the task
she was equal to the situation estaba a la altura de la situación
he did not feel equal to the situation
noun
1 (person) igual (m)
she is his equal ella es su igual; she has no equal no hay nadie que se la iguale; they are intellectual equals intelectualmente están a la par; to treat sb as an equal tratar a algn de igual a igual
2 (thing)
to have no equal be without equal no tener igual
the film has no equal in cinema history la película no tiene igual en la historia del cine; a talent without equal un talento sin igual or sin par
transitive verb
1 (Mat) ser igual a
let x equal y si x es igual a y; suponiendo que x sea igual a y
if x equals five, then ...
two plus two equals four dos y dos son cuatro
2 [+record, rival, quality] igualar
there is nothing to equal it no hay nada que se le iguale; no hay nada que lo iguale; prices not to be equalled precios sin competencia
modifier
equal opportunities (n) igualdad (f) de oportunidades
Equal Opportunities Commission (n) (Britain) Comisión (f) para la Igualdad de Oportunidades
equal opportunities or opportunity employer (n) empresa (f) no discriminatoria
equal pay (n) igual salario (m)
equal pay for equal work igual salario or el mismo salario para el mismo trabajo
equal rights (n) igualdad (f) de derechos
equals sign equal sign (n) (Mat) signo (m) de igual
equal time (n) (US) (Rad) (TV) derecho (m) de respuesta
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