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tempestad
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tempestad(
tehm
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pehs
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tahd
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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. (weather)
a. storm
El barco estuvo a punto de hundirse en medio de la tempestad.The ship was about to sink in the middle of the storm.
Las calles del centro están inundadas, y la tempestad todavía no ha cesado.The streets downtown are flooded, and the storm still hasn't let up.
b. tempest
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
La tempestad tomó por sorpresa al capitán.The tempest took the captain by surprise.
2. (agitation)
a. storm
El resultado de las elecciones levantó una tempestad de protestas.The result of the election raised a storm of protest.
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tempestad
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. storm
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
levantar una tempestad de protestasto raise a storm of protest
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tempestad de nievesnowstorm
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tempestad
storm
levantar una tempestad de protestas to raise a storm of protest; el libro ha cosechado una tempestad de críticas the book has provoked a storm of criticism; "La Tempestad" de Shakespeare Shakespeare's "Tempest"
una tempestad en un vaso de agua
tempestad de arena sandstorm
tempestad de nieve snowstorm
tempestad de polvo dust storm
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