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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (pulsation)
a. beat
Con la cabeza recostada en su pecho, pude escuchar el latido de su corazón.I could hear the beat of his heart when I rested my head against his chest.
b. beating
Los latidos del bebé son normales.The beating of the baby's heart is normal.
c. heartbeat
El médico usó su estetoscopio para detectar los latidos irregulares del paciente.The doctor used her stethoscope to detect her patient's irregular heartbeat.
2. (painful sensation)
a. throb
Siento un latido en mi herida.I feel a throb coming from my wound.
b. throbbing
El latido de mi herida la hacía más dolorosa.The throbbing of my wound made it more painful.
3. (cry of a dog)
a. bark
Los latidos del perro eran de dolor.The dog's barks were ones of pain.
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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. (del corazón)
a. beat
2. (en dedo, herida)
a. throb, throbbing
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1 (palpitación) [de corazón] beat; beating; [de herida, dolor] throb; throbbing
2 [de perro] bark
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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