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frame(
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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. (border or case)
a. el marco
(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).
What about painting the door frames blue?¿Qué te parece pintar los marcos de las puertas de azul?
b. el tambor
(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).
(for embroidery)
I need a bigger frame for my needlework.Necesito un tambor más grande para mis labores.
2. (constructional structure)
a. el armazón
(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).
(building, ship, plane)
The frame of the ship was made of wood.El armazón del barco estaba hecho de madera.
b. el bastidor
(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).
(car or motorcycle)
If you sand down the frame of the motorcycle, it will look like new.Si lijas el bastidor de la moto, quedará como nuevo.
c. el cuadro
(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).
(bicycle)
I'm going to connect an electric battery to the bike frame.Voy a conectar una batería eléctrica al cuadro de la bici.
d. la estructura
(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).
(furniture)
The bed frame creaks.La estructura de la cama cruje.
3. (anatomy)
a. el cuerpo
(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).
Her thin frame was in fact very strong.Su cuerpo delgado era en realidad bastante fuerte.
4. (cinema)
a. el fotograma
(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).
How many frames per second are movies normally shot at?¿A cuántos fotogramas por segundo se graban normalmente las películas?
5. (TV)
a. el cuadro
(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).
This allows videos to be transmitted at 60 frames per second.Esto permite transmitir videos a 60 cuadros por segundo.
6. (image)
a. la fotografía
(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).
How many frames did you take?¿Cuántas fotografías tomaste?
7. (sports)
a. el set
(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).
(snooker)
I'm going to win the next frame!¡Ganaré el siguiente set!
b. el juego
(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).
(bowling)
Our team won two frames in a row.Nuestro equipo ganó dos juegos seguidos.
8. (computing)
a. el frame
(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 web page is divided into several frames.La composición de la web se divide en varios frames.
9. (outline)
a. el bosquejo
(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).
I have the frame of the argument done, but I need more details.Ya terminé el bosquejo del reporte, pero necesito ponerle más detalles.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (to put in a frame)
a. enmarcar
We still have to get our wedding photo framed.Aún tenemos que enmarcar la foto de nuestra boda.
11. (to enclose)
a. enmarcar
Her long hair frames her face.El pelo largo le enmarca la cara.
b. encuadrar
Try to frame the whole landscape.Intenta encuadrar el paisaje completo.
12. (to compose)
a. formular
It depends on how you frame the question.Depende de cómo se formula la pregunta.
b. elaborar (plan)
They have been tasked with framing a plan to solve the problem.Se les ha encargado a elaborar un plan para solucionar el problema.
c. construir (sentence)
We had to frame sentences using the past simple.Teníamos que construir oraciones usando el pasado simple.
13. (to incriminate unjustly)
a. tender una trampa
She isn't a drug dealer; she has been framed!Ella no es una traficante de drogas; ¡le han tendido una trampa!
frames
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
14. (glasses)
a. la montura
(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).
These frames are too big for your face.Esta montura es demasiado grande para tu cara.
b. el armazón
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I prefer metal frames to plastic ones.Prefiero los armazones metálicos a los de pasta.
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frame
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of picture, door)
a. el marco
(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).
2. (of person, animal)
a. el cuerpo
(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).
3. (of building, bridge)
a. la estructura
(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).
4. (of bicycle)
a. el cuadro
(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).
5. (of spectacles)
a. la montura
(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).
6. (fig)
a.
frame of mindhumor m, estado de ánimo
frame of referencemarco de referencia
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (picture)
a. enmarcar (also fig)
8. (answer, legislation)
a. formular
9. (colloquial)
a. tender una trampa a (falsely incriminate)
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frame [freɪm]
noun
1 (framework) [of ship, building etc] armazón (m) (f); estructura (f); [of furniture etc] armadura (f); [of spectacles] montura (f); [of bicycle] cuadro (m)
2 (border) [of picture, window, door] marco (m); (Cos) tambor (m); bastidor (m) para bordar;
3 (TV) (Video) cuadro (m); (Cine) fotograma (m)
4 (body) cuerpo (m)
his large frame su cuerpo fornido; her whole frame was shaken by sobs todo su cuerpo se estremecía por los sollozos
5
frame of mind estado (m) de ánimo; when you're in a better frame of mind cuando estés de mejor humor; frame of reference marco (m) de referencia
transitive verb
1 [+picture] enmarcar; poner un marco a
2 (enclose) enmarcar; (Fot) [+subject] encuadrar
he appeared framed in the doorway apareció en el marco de la puerta; she was framed against the sunset el ocaso le servía de marco; tenía la puesta de sol de fondo
Framing your subject is all-important: we've all seen those photos of Auntie Dot with her head cut off!
3 (formulate) [+plan etc] formular; elaborar; [+question] formular; [+sentence] construir
4 [+innocent person]
to frame sb tender una trampa a algn para incriminarlo; I've been framed! ¡me han tendido una trampa!
modifier
frame house (n) (US) casa (f) de madera
frame rucksack (n) mochila (f) con armazón
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frame
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1.
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
(film)
a. frame
El director decidió congelar ese frame durante unos segundos.The director decided to freeze that frame for a few seconds.
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