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jaque

jaque(
hah
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keh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (chess)
a. check
Si tu rey está en jaque y no puede moverse, el riesgo de perder la partida es alto.If your king is in check and can't move, you run a high risk of losing the match.
2. (menace)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
La actitud de la oposición pone en jaque al gobierno.The attitude of the opposition poses a threat to the government.
El huracán nos tuvo a todos en jaque durante varios días.The hurricane put everyone in a state of anxiety for several days.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
interjection
3. (chess)
a. check
"¡Jaque!", dijo mi contrincante después de mover su reina."Check!," said my opponent, having moved his queen.
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jaque
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a.
jaque (al rey)check
jaque matecheckmate
2. (fig)
a.
tener en jaque a alguiento keep somebody in a state of anxiety
jaque
1 (Ajedrez) check
dar jaque a algn to put sb in check; ¡jaque (al rey)! check!; jaque continuo continuous check
tener en jaque a algn to hold a sword over sb's head
jaque mate checkmate
dar jaque mate a algn to checkmate sb; mate sb
2 (matón) bully
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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