grave
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grave(
greyv
,
grav
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tomb)
a. la tumba
(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).
When you die, I will dance over your grave.Cuando mueras, bailaré sobre tu tumba.
b. la sepultura
(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).
I put some flowers on my grandmother's grave.Puse flores en la sepultura de mi abuela.
2. (death)
a. la tumba
(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).
She took the secret of her real identity to the grave.Se llevó a la tumba el secreto de su identidad verdadera.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (severe)
a. grave
It was a grave situation that both sides were faced with.Era una situación grave que enfrentaba a ambas partes.
b. serio
Turtles are in grave danger of extinction.Las tortugas corren un serio peligro de extinción.
4. (solemn)
a. grave
His look was grave and preoccupied.Tenía una mirada grave y preocupada.
b. serio
A picture of a grave and taciturn man hung on the wall.De la pared colgaba el cuadro de un hombre serio y taciturno.
5. (grammar)
a. grave
The grave accent points to the left and upward.El acento grave se eleva hacia la izquierda.
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grave
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la tumba f, sepultura
(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).
2. (idioms)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to make somebody turn in his gravehacer que alguien se revuelva en su sepultura
to have one foot in the graveestar con un pie en la tumba
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (manner, voice, situation, mistake)
a. grave
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grave [ɡreɪv]
noun
tumba (f); sepultura (f); (with monument) sepulcro (m); tumba (f)
common grave fosa (f) común; from beyond the grave desde ultratumba
He attempted to communicate with her from beyond the grave She threatened to take her revenge from beyond the grave
he sent her to an early grave él fue la causa de que muriera tan joven
You'll drive yourself into an early grave with all that worrying It'll take more than a bunch of Dennison's thugs to send me to an early grave
grave [ɡreɪv]
adjective
graver (comparative)gravest (superlative)
1 (serious) [+danger, problem, mistake] grave; [+threat, suspicion] serio
he expressed grave concern about the matter expresó su seria preocupación por el problema; the situation is very grave la situación es muy grave; you do him a grave injustice estás cometiendo una grave injusticia con él
2 (solemn) [+face, expression] grave; serio; [+person] serio
his face was grave su rostro era grave or serio
grave [ɡrɑːv]
adjective
(Ling)
grave accent acento (m) grave
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grave
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grave(
grah
-
beh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (critical)
a. serious
Nos enfrentamos a una situación grave que requiere cambios estructurales profundos.We are facing a serious situation that requires profound structural changes.
b. grave
Cometió un error muy grave pero supo rectificar a tiempo.He made a very grave mistake but was able to rectify it in time.
2. (very sick)
a. seriously ill
Los medios de comunicación han informado de que está grave.The media has reported him as being seriously ill.
3. (solemn)
a. grave
Me informó de su dimisión con expresión grave.She informed me of her resignation with a grave expression.
4. (bass)
a. deep (voice)
Tiene una voz grave y aterciopelada.He has a deep and velvety voice.
b. low (note)
Me cuesta llegar a las notas graves.It's hard for me to reach the low notes.
5. (grammar)
a. grave (accent)
El acento grave no existe en el español actual.The grave accent is not used in today's Spanish.
b. stressed on the penultimate syllable (word)
"Casa" es una palabra grave."Casa" is a word that is stressed on the penultimate syllable.
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grave
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (enfermedad, situación, error)
a. serious
2. (estilo)
a. formal
estar graveto be seriously ill
presenta heridas graveshe is seriously injured
su semblante grave impone respetoher serious features inspire respect
3. (sonido, voz)
a. low, deep
4. (grammar)
a. stressed on the second-last syllable
5. (tilde)
a. grave
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (grammar)
a. word stressed on the second-last syllable
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grave
adjective
1 (Med) [+enfermedad, estado] serious
estar grave to be seriously ill; hubo 20 heridos graves there were 20 people seriously injured
2 (serio) serious; (importante) important; momentous
la situación es grave the situation is serious
un deber muy grave me es muy grave tener que
3 [+carácter] serious; dignified
y otros hombres graves and other worthy men
4 (Música) [+nota, tono] low; deep; [+voz] deep
5 (Lingüística) [+acento] grave; [+palabra] stressed on the penultimate syllable
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