hail
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hail(
heyl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (weather)
a. el granizo
(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).
We were caught in the hail when we were coming back home.Nos pilló el granizo cuando volvíamos a casa.
b. el pedrisco
(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 hail ruined the crops.El pedrisco arruinó los cultivos.
2. (great amount)
a. la lluvia
(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 politician became the subject of a hail of insults after his decision.El político fue objeto de una lluvia de insultos por su decisión.
3. (salutation)
a. el saludo
(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).
When you enter a room, give a hail.Cuando entres a una habitación, da un saludo.
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
4. (weather)
a. granizar
I can't leave my house now. It is hailing.No puedo salir de casa ahora. Está granizando.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to come; used with "from")
a. ser de
My grandparents hail from Italy.Mis abuelos son de Italia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to call to)
a. llamar
We hailed a man to give us a hand.Llamamos a un hombre para que nos echara una mano.
b. hacer señas a
Hail that taxi. I'm too tired to walk.Hazle señas a ese taxi. Estoy muy cansado para caminar.
7. (to acclaim)
a. aclamar
He has been hailed as the most influential musician of the decade.Ha sido aclamado como el músico más influyente de la década.
8. (to greet)
a. saludar
I hailed the guests at the entrance and ushered them into the dining room.Saludé a los invitados en la entrada y los conduje al comedor.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
9. (salutation)
a. salve
Every soldier of the legion cried: "Hail, Emperor!"Todos los soldados de la legión gritaron: "¡Salve, Emperador!"
b. ave
Mark mocked the manager when he came in, saying "Hail, Hank!"Cuando entró el gerente, Mark se burló de él diciendo: "¡Ave, Hank!"
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hail [heɪl]
noun
1 (Metal) granizo (m); pedrisco (m)
2 [of bullets] lluvia (f); [of abuse, insults] sarta (f); torrente (m)
intransitive verb
granizar
hail [heɪl]
noun
(call) grito (m); (greeting) saludo (m)
within hail al alcance de la voz
interjection
hail Caesar! ¡ave or salve, César!; the Hail Mary el Ave (f) María
transitive verb
1 (acclaim) aclamar;as como
to hail sb as king aclamar a algn (como) rey
2 (greet) saludar
3 (call to) llamar; gritar a
4 (signal) [+taxi] llamar; hacer señas a
intransitive verb
to hail from [+person] ser natural de; ser de; he hails from Scotland es (natural) de Escocia; where does that ship hail from? ¿de dónde es ese barco?
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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