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grieta
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grieta(
gryeh
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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. (break)
a. crack
Hay una grieta en la pared que hay que reparar.There's a crack in the wall that needs to be repaired.
b. fissure
El temblor dejó grietas en el suelo.The earthquake left fissures in the ground.
c. crevice
De una extensa grieta en el volcán emanaba vapor.Steam escaped from a long crevice in the volcano.
d. chink
Una planta extraña estaba creciendo en una grieta de la pared.A strange plant was growing from a chink on the wall.
e. crevasse (in a glacier)
Los alpinistas cruzaron una grieta en el glaciar de Suiza.The mountaineers crossed a crevasse on a glacier in Switzerland.
f. chap (on skin)
Tengo grietas en los labios por el frío.I have chaps on my lips because of the cold.
2. (disagreement)
a. rift
La grieta entre los esposos los llevó al divorcio.The rift between husband and wife led them to a divorce.
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grieta
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. crack
2. (entre montañas)
a. crevice
3. (que deja pasar luz)
a. chink
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grieta
1 (fisura) fissure; crack; (hendidura) chink; (quiebra) crevice; (en la piel) chap; crack;
2 (Política) rift
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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