gist
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gist(
jihst
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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. (essence)
a. lo esencial
I can't give you a blow by blow account of what happened, but I can give you the gist.No te puedo describir al detalle lo sucedido, pero te puedo contar lo esencial.
b. la quid de la cuestión
(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).
You were on the phone for hours. What did she say? - Well, the gist of it is that she wants to break up.Has estado horas al teléfono. ¿Qué te dijo? - Bueno, el quid de la cuestión es que ella quiere romper conmigo.
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gist
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la esencia
(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).
to get the gist (of something)entender el sentido general (de algo)
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gist [dʒɪst]
noun
[of speech, conversation] lo esencial
to get the gist of sth captar lo esencial de algo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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