espontáneo
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (voluntary)
a. spontaneous
El orador fue interrumpido por un aplauso espontáneo.The speaker was interrupted by spontaneous applause.
b. impromptu
Uno de los comensales se paró y dio un discurso espontáneo.One of the dinner guests stood up and delivered an impromptu speech.
2. (sincere)
a. natural
El fotógrafo le pidió a la modelo que asuma una pose espontánea.The photographer asked the model to stand in a natural pose.
b. spontaneous
Sebastián les cae bien a todos porque es de carácter amable y espontáneo.Everybody gets along with Sebastian because he has a friendly and spontaneous nature.
3. (with no external intervention)
a. spontaneous
Los resultados mostraron que al 5.5% de las mujeres que sufrieron abortos espontáneos se les recetaron antidepresivos.Results showed that 5.5% of women who suffered spontaneous abortion were prescribed antidepressants.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
4. (in bullfighting, spectator who rushes into the ring to bullfight)
a. espontáneo
El toro tiró al suelo al espontáneo.The espontáneo was thrown to the ground by the bull.
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espontáneo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. spontaneous
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (en los toros)
a. spectator who tries to join in a bullfight
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espontáneoa espontánea
adjective
1 (sin reflexión) spontaneous
2 (improvisado) [+discurso, representación] impromptu; [+persona] natural
1 (Taur) spectator who rushes into the ring and attempts to take part
2 (bombero) volunteer fireman/firewoman
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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