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curva
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curva(
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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. (curved line)
a. curve
Une el punto A con el punto B con una curva, no con una recta.Join point A and point B with a curve, not with a straight line.
2. (degree)
a. curve
La curva de demanda casi vertical muestra que los precios inevitablemente van a aumentar.The nearly vertical demand curve shows that the prices are inevitably going to rise.
3. (wide turn)
a. bend
Casi me caí de la balsa cuando tomó la curva cerrada del río.I almost fell out of the raft when it took the sharp bend of the river.
b. curve
El coche derrapó cuando tomaba la curva y se estrelló contra el muro de contención.The car skidded when taking the curve and smashed against the protective wall.
curvas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(woman's figure)
a. curves
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Emilia tiene una sonrisa linda y buenas curvas.Emilia has a beautiful smile and great curves.
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curva
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (gráfico, línea, forma)
a. curve
curva de aprendizajelearning curve
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
curva de la felicidadpaunch
curva de nivelcontour line
3. (de carretera, río)
a. bend
una carretera con muchas curvasa winding road
curvascurves
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curva
1 [de carretera, camino] bend
curva en herradura hairpin bend
2 (Matemáticas) curve
curva de demanda (Com) demand curve
Tal vez sepan algo de [curvas de demanda] y de balanzas por cuenta corriente, pero suelen ignorar la historia de un modo enciclopédico. En el más elemental texto sobre la materia encontraremos el clásico plano cartesiano con sus [curvas de oferta] y [demanda.]
curva de indiferencia indifference curve
curva de la felicidad paunch; beer-belly
curva de nivel contour line
curva de rentabilidad (Com) break-even chart
3 curvas [de mujer] vital statistics
¡tiene unas curvas! what a body she's got!
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