A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to knock down)
a. talar (a tree)
The woodcutter felled the tree with his sharpest axe.El leñador tala el árbol con un su hacha más afilada.
b. cortar (a tree)
Logging companies fell thousands of trees every day.Las compañías madereras cortan miles de árboles cada día.
c. derribar
The martial arts master felled all of his opponents in the competition.El maestro de artes marciales derribó a todos sus adversarios en la competencia.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (hill) (United Kingdom)
a. el páramo
(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 fell was full of wild animals.El páramo estaba lleno de animales salvajes.
b. la colina
(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).
When I was young, I would go to the fells to be alone.Cuando era joven, me iba a las colinas para estar solo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (swift)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Elise ate the pizza in one fell swoop.Elise comió la pizza de un solo bocado.
The director fired more than 100 employees at one fell swoop.El director despidió a más de 100 empleados de un golpe feroz.
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fell [fel]
fell [fel]
transitive verb
(with a blow) derribar; [+tree] talar; cortar; [+cattle] acogotar;
fell [fel]
with one fell blow con un golpe feroz; at one fell swoop de un solo golpe
fell [fel]
(hide, pelt) piel (f)
fell [fel]
(Britain) (moorland) páramo (m); brezal (m); (hill) (usu pl) colina (f) rocosa;
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