fathom
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fathom(
fah
-
thuhm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (unit of measurement)
a. la braza
(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).
Marine species have been found in the oceans at depths of over 4,000 fathoms.Se han encontrado especies marinas en los océanos a profundidades superiores a 4,000 brazas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to understand)
a. entender
I just couldn't fathom why Tony would do such a thing.No lograba entender por qué Tony habría hecho semejante cosa.
b. comprender
Her motives for cultivating their friendship are not hard to fathom.No es difícil comprender los motivos que la llevaron a cultivar su amistad.
c. desentrañar
Darwin spent years trying to fathom the mysteries of human evolution.Darwin se dedicó durante años a tratar de desentrañar los misterios de la evolución humana.
3. (nautical)
a. sondar
To navigate this treacherous channel we had to fathom its waters repeatedly.Para poder navegar este traicionero canal tuvimos antes que sondar repetidamente sus aguas.
b. sondear
They fathomed the river for the first time forty years ago.Hace cuarenta años que sondearon el río por primera vez.
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fathom
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (measurement)
a. la braza
(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).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (mystery)
a. desentrañar
3. (person)
a. entender
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
fathom [ˈfæðəm]
noun
braza (f)
water five fathoms deep agua de una profundidad de cinco brazas
transitive verb
1 (Náut) sond(e)ar
2 (also fathom out) descifrar; llegar a entender; [+mystery] desentrañar
I can't fathom why no me explico por qué; I can't fathom him/it out at all no le/lo entiendo en absoluto
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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