gale
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gale(
geyl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (intense wind)
a. el vendaval
(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 lot of branches came down during the gale we had yesterday.Se cayeron muchas ramas durante el vendaval que tuvimos ayer.
b. el viento fuerte
(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).
Half the city has lost power as a result of today's gale.La mitad de la ciudad no tiene luz por el viento fuerte de hoy.
2.
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
(weather)
a. el temporal
(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 crew were told that the storm had the potential of developing into a gale.Le dijeron a la tripulación que la tormenta podía convertirse en temporal.
b. la tempestad
(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 ship sank during the gale and the wreck was never found.El barco se hundió durante la tempestad y los restos del naufragio nunca se encontraron.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(burst)
a. el estallido
(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 could hear Millie's gale of laughter from my room.Pude escuchar el estallido de carcajadas de Millie desde mi cuarto.
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gale
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (strong wind)
a. el vendaval
(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. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a gale of laughterun torrente de carcajadas
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gale [ɡeɪl]
noun
(strong wind) vendaval (m); viento (m) fuerte; (storm) (on land) temporal (m); (at sea) temporal (m); tempestad (f)
gale force ten vientos (m) de fuerza diez; it was blowing a gale that night aquella noche había vendaval; aquella noche soplaban vientos fuertes
modifier
gale warning (n) aviso (m) de temporal
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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