fret
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fret(
freht
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to worry)
a. preocuparse
Please don't fret. I'm sure the issue isn't as serious as you think.Por favor, no te preocupes. Estoy seguro de que el asunto no es tan serio como piensas.
b. inquietarse
My mother frequently frets over my safety.Mi madre frecuentemente se inquieta por mi seguridad.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to erode)
a. corroer
The acid rain slowly fretted the bronze statue over time.La lluvia ácida fue corroyendo lentamente la estatua de bronce a través del tiempo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (musical instrument)
a. el traste
(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 violin doesn't have frets, so I think it's harder to play than the guitar.El violín no tiene trastes, por lo que creo que es más difícil de tocar que la guitarra.
4. (agitated state)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Don't get in a fret about your surgery - everything's going to be all right!No te inquietes por tu operación: todo va a salir bien.
Our daughter still hasn't arrived home and now we're in a fret.Nuestra hija todavía no ha regresado a casa y ahora estamos muy inquietos.
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fret
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (music)
a. el traste
(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 guitar)
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fret [fret]
intransitive verb
(worry) preocuparse; apurarse
don't fret no te preocupes; no te apures; the baby is fretting for its mother el niño echa de menos a su madre
transitive verb
1 (worry) preocupar
to fret the hours away pasar las horas consumiéndose de inquietud
2 (wear away) corroer; raer; desgastar
noun
to be in a fret estar muy inquieto; to get into a fret apurarse
fret [fret]
noun
(Mús) traste (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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