impromptu
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impromptu
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (improvised)
a. improvisado
Lisa had to give an impromptu speech when she was awarded the prize.Lisa tuvo que dar un discurso improvisado cuando le otorgaron el premio.
b. espontáneo
Ben's impromptu remark caused a major scandal.El comentario espontáneo de Ben provocó un gran escándalo.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (extemporaneously)
a. de improviso
Annette played her flute impromptu at the Christmas party.Annette tocó su flauta de improviso en la fiesta de Navidad.
b. sin preparación
Gerard spoke impromptu at one of the seminar sessions when the scheduled speaker didn't arrive.Gerard habló sin preparación en una de las sesiones del seminario cuando el orador programado no llegó.
c. espontáneamente
Everyone on the bus began to sing impromptu.Todos en el autobús comenzaron a cantar espontáneamente.
d. improvisadamente
Ursula traveled impromptu to Greece for a week.Úrsula viajó improvisadamente a Grecia por una semana.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (impromptu performance)
a. el impromptu
(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).
Rose stunned everyone with her lovely voice when she got up and sang an impromptu at the party.Rose sorprendió a todo el mundo con su hermosa voz cuando se levantó y cantó un impromptu en la fiesta.
b. la improvisación
(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).
Ed made everyone smile when he got up and danced an impromptu while Bradley whistled.Ed hizo sonreír a todos cuando se levantó e hizo una improvisación de baile mientras Bradley silbaba.
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impromptu
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (speech, party)
a. improvisado(a)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (unexpectedly)
a. de improviso
3. (ad lib)
a. improvisadamente
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impromptu [ɪmˈprɒmptjuː]
adjective
(improvised) [+performance, speech] improvisado; (unexpected) [+remark] espontáneo; impremeditado;
adverb
(ad lib) de improviso; sin preparación; (unexpectedly) [+say] espontáneamente;
noun
improvisación (f)
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impromptu
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impromptu
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (music)
a. impromptu
El pianista compuso varios impromptus y rapsodias.The pianist composed many impromptus and rhapsodies.
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impromptu
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (music)
a. impromptu
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