form
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form(
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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. (shape)
a. la forma
(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).
The jug had a sinuous form.La jarra tenía una forma sinuosa.
2. (document)
a. el formulario
(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).
Fill in the form and press submit.Rellena el formulario y pulsa enviar.
3. (type)
a. la forma
(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).
Social media is an innovative form of socializing.Las redes sociales son una forma innovadora de socializar.
b. el tipo
(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).
You may be due some form of compensation.Quizá le corresponda algún tipo de compensación.
4. (way)
a. la forma
(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).
It ought to be done in some form or other.Debería hacerse de la forma que fuera.
5. (structure)
a. la forma
(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).
The book took the form of a series of essays.El libro tomó la forma de una serie de ensayos.
6. (literature or music)
a. la forma
(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).
Form and content are inextricably connected in a poem.En un poema, la forma y el contenido están conectados de forma inextricable.
7. (grammar)
a. la forma
(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).
The adverbial form of "warm" is "warmly."La forma adverbial de "warm" es "warmly".
8. (sports)
a. la forma
(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).
I'm in such a bad form.Estoy en muy baja forma.
9. (etiquette) (United Kingdom)
a. los modales
(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).
Watch your table form tonight.Cuida tus modales en la mesa esta noche.
10. (education) (United Kingdom)
a. el curso
(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).
My son has just finished the second form.Mi hijo acaba de terminar segundo curso.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
11. (to shape)
a. moldear (personality or clay)
The potter formed the clay with his hands.El alfarero moldeó la arcilla con sus manos.
12. (to create)
a. formar
I want to form a family soon.Quiero formar pronto una familia.
b. fundar (company)
He formed several companies in different European countries.Fundó varias empresas en distintos países europeos.
c. construir (sentence)
Now form a sentence in the present continuous.Ahora construye una frase en el presente continuo.
13. (to develop)
a. formar (opinion or idea)
This enables the customer to form an opinion on the product.Esto permite al cliente formar una opinión sobre el producto.
14. (to represent)
a. constituir (basis)
This document forms the basis of the agreement.Este documento constituye la base del acuerdo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
15. (to develop)
a. tomar forma
Our plan is forming little by little.Nuestro plan va tomando forma poco a poco.
b. formarse
A person's personality is formed during childhood.La personalidad de una persona se forma durante la infancia.
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form
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (shape)
a. la forma
(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).
in the form of…en forma de…
to take the form of…consistir en…
form and contentforma y fondo or contenido
2. (type)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
it's a form of madnesses una forma de locura
a form of addressuna fórmula de tratamiento
3. (formality)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
as a matter of form, for form's sakepor guardar las formas
it's good/bad formes de buena/mala educación
4. (for applications, orders)
a. el impreso m, formulario
(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).
b. la forma
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
to fill in or out a formrellenar un impreso
5. (condition)
a. la forma (física)
(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).
to be in (good) formestar en (buena) forma
6. (recent performances; of athlete, player, team)
a. la forma
(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).
7. (in horseracing)
a. el reciente historial
(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).
on present formde seguir así
to be on (good) formestar en plena forma
8. (school) (United Kingdom)
a. la clase
(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).
(class)
9. (year)
a. el curso
(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).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (in general)
a. formar
11. (relationship, friendship)
a. establecer
12. (plan)
a. concebir
13. (obstacle)
a. constituir
to form an idea/opinionformarse una idea/una opinión
to form part of somethingformar parte de algo
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
14. (general)
a. formarse
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form [fɔːm]
noun
1 (shape) forma (f); (figure, shadow) bulto (m); silueta (f)
the same thing in a different form lo mismo pero con otra forma; form and content forma (f) y contenido; in the form of en forma de
help arrived in the form of a cheque
I'm against hunting in any form estoy en contra de cualquier forma de caza; to take form concretarse; tomar or cobrar forma; it took the form of a cash prize consistió en un premio en metálico; what form will the ceremony take? ¿en qué consistirá la ceremonia?
2 (kind, type) clase (f); tipo (m)
a new form of government un nuevo sistema de gobierno; as a form of apology como disculpa
3 (way, means) forma (f)
in due form en la debida forma; form of payment modo (m) de pago; what's the form? ¿qué es lo que hemos de hacer?; that is common form eso es muy corriente
4 (Dep) also forma (f)
to be in good form estar en buena forma; he was in great form last night estaba en plena forma anoche; to be on form estar en forma; to be out of form estar desentrenado; in top form en plena forma; true to form como de costumbre
5 (document) (gen) formulario (m); impreso (m)
application form solicitud (f); to fill in or out a form rellenar un formulario or un impreso
6 (Britain) (etiquette) apariencias (f)
for form's sake por pura fórmula; para guardar las apariencias; it's bad form está mal visto; it's a matter of form es una formalidad
7 (bench) banco (m)
8 (Britain) (Educ) curso (m); clase (f)
she's in the first form está haciendo primer curso de secundaria or primero de secundaria
9 (Britain) (Racing)
to study the form estudiar resultados anteriores
transitive verb
(shape, make) formar; [+clay etc] modelar; moldear; [+company] formar; fundar; [+plan] elaborar; formular; [+sentence] construir; [+queue] hacer; [+idea] concebir; formular; [+opinion] hacerse; formarse; [+habit] crear
he formed it out of clay lo modeló or moldeó en arcilla; to form a government formar gobierno; to form a group formar un grupo; to form part of sth formar parte de algo
intransitive verb
tomar forma; formarse
an idea formed in his mind una idea tomó forma en su mente; how do ideas form? ¿cómo se forman las ideas?
modifier
form feed (n) (Comput) salto (m) de página
form letter (n) (US) carta (f) tipo
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