killing

killing(
kih
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lihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (act of killing people)
a. el asesinato
(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).
(M)
The killing of the unarmed man by police spurred protests in the city.El asesinato del hombre desarmado por la policía ocasionó protestas en la ciudad.
2. (annihilation)
a. la matanza
(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).
(F)
The killing of civilians outraged the international community.La matanza de civiles indignó a la comunidad internacional.
3. (act of killing animals)
a. la matanza
(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).
(F)
The controlled killing of deer is necessary to avoid overpopulation.La matanza controlada de ciervos es necesario para evitar la superpoblación.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (fatal)
a. mortal (disease or blow)
The killing blow was captured by the security cameras.La golpe mortal fue capturada por las cámaras de seguridad.
5. (very exhausting)
a. agotador
They decided to not go on a hike due to the killing heat.Decidieron no dar una caminata por el calor agotador.
b. matador
After 10 hours of killing work, he went home and fell asleep.Después de 10 horas de trabajo matador, se fue a casa y se durmió.
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killing
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of person)
a. el asesinato
(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).
(M)
2. (of animals)
a. la matanza
(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).
(F)
3. (colloquial)
a.
to make a killingforrarse de dinero
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (colloquial)
a. matador(ora) (exhausting)
5. (colloquial)
a. desternillante (very amusing)
killing [ˈkɪlɪŋ]
adjective
1 [+blow, disease] mortal
2 (exhausting) [+work, journey] agotador; durísimo
3 (funny) divertidísimo; para morirse de (la) risa (informal)
noun
(murder) asesinato (m); (large scale, also of animals) matanza (f)
to make a killing hacer su agosto
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