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estima
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estima(
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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. (appreciation)
a. esteem
Me gané la estima de mis colegas con mi trabajo revolucionario.I gained the esteem of my colleagues with my groundbreaking work.
b. respect
La maestra perdió la estima que me tenía cuando me descubrió copiando durante el examen.My teacher lost respect for me when she caught me cheating during the exam.
c. high regard
Mis padres le tienen gran estima a mi mejor amigo.My parents hold my best friend in high regard.
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estima
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. esteem, respect
se ganó la estima del públicohe earned the public's respect
tiene una gran estima por su padrehe has great respect for his father
no te tienen mucha estima por aquípeople don't have a very high opinion of you round here
tener a alguien en gran o alta estimato hold somebody in high esteem
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estima
1 (aprecio) esteem; respect
se ganó la estima de todos sus compañeros he gained the respect o esteem of all his friends; tener a algn en gran estima to hold sb in high esteem; think very highly of sb
2 (Náutica) dead reckoning
a estima by dead reckoning
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