expedient
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expedient(
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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. (means)
a. el recurso
(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 senator was willing to take advantage of any expedient so long as it advanced his career.El senador estaba dispuesto a aprovechar cualquier recurso con tal de que sirviera para avanzar en su carrera.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (efficient)
a. conveniente
It was expedient for the landlord to allow the tenants to be evicted.Era conveniente para el casero que los inquilinos fueran desalojados.
b. oportuno
The initiative wasn't expedient for the mayor's plans, so he chose not to approve it.La iniciativa no era oportuna para los planes del alcalde, así que decidió no aprobarla.
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expedient
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el recurso
(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).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (general)
a. conveniente, oportuno(a)
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expedient [ɪksˈpiːdɪənt]
adjective
(convenient, politic) oportuno; conveniente
noun
recurso (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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