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brecha
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brecha(
breh
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chah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (aperture)
a. breach
Durante el terremoto, se abrió una brecha en la pared del comedor.During the earthquake, a breach opened up in the dining room wall.
b. opening
Podemos ver el jardín de al lado por una brecha que hay en el muro.We can see the garden next door through an opening in the wall.
2. (military)
a. breach
Los soldados abrieron una brecha en la línea defensiva de la guerrilla.The soldiers opened a breach on the guerrillas' defensive line.
3. (wound)
a. gash
Tu hijo se ha caído en el recreo y se ha hecho una brecha en la cabeza.Your son has fallen during recess and has a gash on his head.
4. (difference)
a. gap
La brecha entre ricos y pobres cada vez es mayor.The gap between the rich and the poor is getting bigger every day.
5. (disagreement)
a. gap
La brecha generacional es difícil de superar.It is difficult to bridge the generation gap.
6. (separation)
a. rift
A raíz de aquella discusión, se creó una brecha entre los hermanos.As a result of that argument, there is a rift between the siblings.
7. (advance)
a. breakthrough
Su descubrimiento abrió brecha en el campo de la neurología.His discovery was a breakthrough in the field of neurology.
8. (geology)
a. breccia
Algunas brechas presentan un gran colorido debido a la combinación de minerales.Some breccias are very colorful due to the combination of minerals.
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brecha
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (abertura)
a. hole, opening
la brecha entre ricos y pobresthe gulf o gap between rich and poor
2. (herida)
a. gash
hacerse una brecha en la cabezato cut one's head, to split one's head open
3. (military)
a. breach
4. (expresiones)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
abrir brecha en un mercadoto break into a market
seguir en la brechato keep at it
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brecha
1 (abertura) breach; opening
abrir brecha en una muralla to breach a wall; batir en brecha (Mil) to breach; to get the better of
estar en la brecha to be in the thick of things
hacer brecha en algn to make an impression on sb
seguir en la brecha to go on with one's work; keep at it
2 (entre personas) rift; (entre opiniones) gap
3 (Med) gash; wound
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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