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ronda
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ronda(
rrohn
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dah
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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. (part of a series)
a. round
La candidata se desmayó en la cuarta ronda de preguntas.The candidate fainted during the fourth round of questions.
2. (tour of inspection)
a. patrol
El soldado que estaba haciendo la ronda descubrió la emboscada.The soldier who was on patrol spotted the ambush.
b. beat
Nuestra manzana se siente más segura cuando el policía hace su ronda.Our block feels safer when the police officer is walking his beat.
c. rounds
El doctor hizo la ronda y vigiló a los pacientes en la unidad de cuidados intensivos.The doctor did his rounds and checked on the patients in the intensive care unit.
3. (sports)
a. round
El campeón del año pasado fue eliminado en la primera ronda.Last year's champion was eliminated in the first round.
4. (games)
a. round
Los jugadores solo pueden hacer cuatro movimientos por ronda.Players can only make four moves per round.
b. hand (in card games)
Siempre tengo mala suerte, pero en esta ronda me tocaron buenas cartas.I usually have bad luck, but in this hand I got good cards.
5. (culinary)
a. round
Si vienen al bar conmigo, yo invito la primera ronda de cervezas.If you come to the bar with me, I'll buy the first round of beers.
6. (transport)
a. beltway
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El auto se descompuso cuando iba conduciendo por la ronda.My car broke down when I was driving on the beltway.
b. bypass
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Una colisión detuvo la circulación en la ronda.Traffic on the bypass was held up due to a collision.
c. ring road (United Kingdom)
Toma la ronda y sigue las indicaciones de los carteles hasta el aeropuerto.Take the ring road and follow the signs to the airport.
7. (transport)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. avenue
Cruza la ronda América y dobla a la izquierda en la primera esquina.Cross America Avenue and turn left at the first corner.
b. road
Mi casa está sobre la ronda Colón, a cuatro cuadras de la estación de tren.My house is located on Colon Road, four blocks from the train station.
8. (music)
a. serenade
Marcos contrató violinistas para hacerle una ronda a su novia.Marcos hired violinists to perform a serenade for his girlfriend.
9. (game) (Southern Cone)
a. ring-around-the-rosy
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Durante el recreo, jugamos a la ronda mientras que otros estudiantes jugaron al doble salto.During recess, we played ring-around-the-rosy while other students played Double Dutch.
b. ring-a-ring-o' roses (United Kingdom)
Los niños formaron un círculo y jugaron a la ronda.The children formed a circle and played ring-a-ring o' roses.
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ronda
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de vigilancia)
a. patrol
salir de rondato go out on patrol
2. (de visitas)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
hacer la rondato do one's rounds
salir de rondato go (out) serenading
3. (de conversaciones, en el juego)
a. round
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
pagar una rondato buy a round
5. (avenida)
a. avenue
6. (sports)
a. tour
la ronda francesathe Tour de France
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ronda
1 [de guardia] beat; (personas) watch; patrol; guard
ir de ronda to do one's round
ronda nocturna night patrol; night watch
2 (Música) group of serenaders
3 [de bebidas] round
pagar una ronda to pay for a round
4 [de negociaciones, elecciones] round
5 [de cartas] hand; game
6 (en competición, concurso) round; (Golf) round
7 (Automóviles) (also ronda de circunvalación) ring road; beltway; (EEUU) bypass
8 (Mil) sentry walk
9 (S. Cone) (juego) ring-a-ring-a-roses
en ronda in a ring; in a circle
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