ladder
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ladder(
lah
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duhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (structure for climbing)
a. la escalera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He used a ladder to put up the Christmas lights.Usó una escalera para colocar las luces navideñas.
2. (run in a stocking) (United Kingdom)
a. la carrera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She got a ladder in her stockings when she brushed up against a cactus.Se le hizo una carrera en sus medias cuando se rozó contra un cactus.
3. (hierarchy)
a. la escalera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There is a secret ladder of promotion where I work that I can't seem to climb.Hay una escalera de promoción secreta donde trabajo que no logro subir.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to make a run) (United Kingdom)
a. hacer una carrera
She laddered her tights when she was putting them on.Hizo una carrera en sus mallas cuando se las estaba poniendo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to get a run) (United Kingdom)
a. hacerse una carrera
Your pantyhose will ladder if you wash them with your jacket.Tus medias se harán una carrera si las lavas con tu chaqueta.
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ladder
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la escalera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
the social ladderla escala social
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to get one's foot on the ladderdar el primer paso
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to reach the top of the ladderllegar a la cumbre
4. (in stocking) (United Kingdom)
a. la carrera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (stocking) (United Kingdom)
a. hacer una carrera en
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (stocking) (United Kingdom)
a. hacerse una carrera
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ladder [ˈlædəʳ]
noun
1 escalera (f) de mano
2 escala (f); jerarquía (f)
the social ladder la escala social
the career ladder
it's a first step up the ladder es el primer peldaño; it's a first step up the ladder of success es el primer paso hacia el éxito; to be at the top of the ladder estar en la cumbre de su profesión etc
3 (Britain) (in stockings) carrera (f)
transitive verb
(Britain) [+stocking, tights] hacer una carrera en
intransitive verb
(Britain) [+stocking] hacerse una carrera
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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