gin
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gin(
jihn
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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. (beverage)
a. la ginebra
(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).
What kind of gin would you like in your martini? - I'm thinking of something floral and dry.¿Qué tipo de ginebra quieres para tu martini? - Estoy pensando en algo floral y seco.
b. el gin
(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).
Can I have a gin and tonic? - Would you like lime with that?¿Me sirves un gin-tonic? - ¿Lo quieres con lima?
2. (mechanics)
a. la desmotadora
(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 invention of the gin was an enormous development for the American cotton industry.La invención de la desmotadora constituyó un desarrollo inmenso para la industria estadounidense del algodón.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to treat cotton)
a. desmotar
Prior to the industrial revolution, cotton used to be ginned by hand.Con anterioridad a la revolución industrial, el algodón se desmotaba manualmente.
4. (to stimulate; used with "up")
a. motivar
We need to gin people up to join our environmental movement.Tenemos que motivar a la gente a unirse a nuestro movimiento medioambiental.
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gin
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la ginebra
(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).
gin and tonicgin-tonic m
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gin [dʒɪn]
noun
(drink) ginebra (f)
gin and it (Britain) vermú (m) con ginebra; gin and tonic gin-tonic (m)
gin [dʒɪn]
noun
1 (Britain)(also gin trap) trampa (f)
2 (Téc) desmotadera (f) de algodón
modifier
gin rummy (n) gin rummy (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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