ghost

ghost(
gost
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (specter)
a. el fantasma
(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).
(M)
Are you alright, Ray? You look like you just saw a ghost.¿Estás bien, Ray? Parece que hubieras visto un fantasma.
They say that ghosts wander the halls of this haunted house.Se dice que fantasmas pasean por los pasillos de esta casa embrujada.
2. (religious)
a. el espíritu
(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).
(M)
The Holy Ghost is in our presence right now.El Espíritu Santo está en nuestra presencia en este momento.
3. (trace)
a. la sombra
(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).
(F)
He could only muster a ghost of a smile.Solo pudo exhibir la sombra de una sonrisa.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The deal doesn't stand a ghost of a chance of getting approved.No hay ni la remota posibilidad de que el trato se apruebe.
This team doesn't have a ghost of a chance of winning today.Este equipo no tiene ni la más mínima posibilidad de ganar hoy.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to write)
a. escribir por otra persona
I have ghosted three books, but I want to write one of my own.He escrito tres libros por otras personas, pero quiero escribir uno propio.
5. (to abruptly end a relationship with)
a. cortar toda comunicación con
My last boyfriend didn't even bother breaking up with me. He just ghosted me.Mi último novio ni siquiera se molestó en romper conmigo. Sencillamente cortó toda comunicación conmigo.
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ghost
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el fantasma
(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).
(M)
2. (fig)
a.
the ghost of a smilela sombra de una sonrisa
3. (fig)
a.
she doesn't have the ghost of a chanceno tiene ni la más remota posibilidad
4. (religion)
a.
the Holy Ghostel Espíritu Santo
to give up the ghostpasar a mejor vida
ghost storyrelato de fantasmas
ghost townciudad f/pueblo fantasma
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (general)
a.
to ghost a book for somebodyescribir anónimamente un libro para alguien
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ghost [ɡəʊst]
noun
fantasma (m); espectro (m); (TV) imagen (f) fantasma
Holy Ghost (Rel) Espíritu (m) Santo; he hasn't the ghost of a chance no tiene la más remota posibilidad; she managed the ghost of a smile consiguió esbozar un amago de sonrisa
to give up the ghost (die) entregar el alma; [+car, washing machine etc] pasar a mejor vida
transitive verb
[+book] escribir por otro
an autobiography ghosted by Peters una autobiografía escrita por el negro Peters
modifier
ghost image (n) (Cine) (TV) imagen (f) fantasma
ghost story (n) cuento (m) de fantasmas
ghost town (n) pueblo (m) fantasma
ghost train (n) tren (m) fantasma
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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