going
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going(
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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. (departure)
a. la partida
(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).
Her going signaled the end of an era in the company.Su partida marcó el fin de una época en la empresa.
b. la marcha
(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 evil stepmother's going was a cause for celebration.La marcha de la malvada madrastra fue causa de celebración.
2. (condition of a path)
a. el camino
(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 snow made the going up the mountain difficult.La nieve hizo que el camino a la cima de la montaña fuera difícil.
b. la pista
(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).
(track)
The horse race was canceled because the going was muddy.La carrera de caballos se canceló porque la pista era un lodazal.
3. (progress)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm working on a project that is very slow going.Estoy trabajando en un proyecto que avanza muy lentamente.
The surgery was good going, and the patient is recovering well.La operación fue rápida y el paciente se está recuperando bien.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (current)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I refuse to pay more than the going price.Rehuso pagar más del precio corriente.
What's the going rate for a one-bedroom apartment in the city?¿Cuánto cuesta ahora un apartamento de una habitación en la ciudad?
5. (in operation)
a. en marcha
The bookstore continues to be a going business, even in the digital age.La librería sigue siendo un negocio en marcha, aun en la época digital.
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going
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (progress)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
that's very good going!¡es un buen ritmo!
it's slow goinges muy trabajoso(a)
2. (condition of path)
a. el camino
(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).
3. (in horseracing)
a. el terreno
(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).
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
heavy goingpesado(a)
5. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to get out while the going is goodretirarse mientras las cosas van bien
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (functioning)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a going concernun negocio en marcha y rentable
7. (current)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the going price or ratela tasa or el precio vigente
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going [ˈɡəʊɪŋ]
noun
1 (departure) salida (f); partida (f)
2 (progress)
it was slow going se avanzaba a paso lento; good going! ¡bien hecho!; that was good going eso fue muy rápido; the climb was hard going la subida fue muy dura
Climbing the mountain proved hard going
the meeting was hard going en la reunión se complicaron bastante las cosas
Although the talks had been hard going at the start, they had become more friendly Finding your mortgage hard going? How about asking your building society for a lower interest rate?
the book was heavy going la lectura del libro resultó pesada; it's heavy going talking to her es pesado hablar con ella
3 (state of surface etc) estado (m) del camino; (Horse Racing) etc estado (m) de la pista
let's cross while the going is good aprovechemos para cruzar; we made money while the going was good mientras las condiciones eran favorables ganábamos dinero
adjective
1 (thriving) [+business, concern] establecido
2 (current) [+price, rate] corriente
3 (available)
the best one going el mejor que hay
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