league

league(
lig
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (organization)
a. la liga
(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).
(F)
The Iroquois nations formed a league to have peace among themselves, and defend against invaders.Las naciones iroquesas formaron una liga para tener paz entre ellos y poder defenderse contra los invasores.
b. la asociación
(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).
(F)
The Florida League of Mayors held a meeting in Coral Gables.La Asociación de Alcaldes de Florida mantuvo una reunión en Coral Gables.
c. la federación
(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).
(F)
A group of chess players is trying to form an international chess league.Un grupo de jugadores de ajedrez está intentando formar una federación internacional de ajedrez.
d. la sociedad
(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).
(F)
The League of Nations was formed in 1920 to prevent wars.La Sociedad de Naciones se creó en 1920 para prevenir las guerras.
2. (category)
a. el nivel
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
You're kidding yourself if you think Anita will go out with you. She's in a different league.Te estás engañando si crees que Anita saldrá contigo. Está en otro nivel.
b. la altura
(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).
(F)
This camera is nice, but it's not in the same league as the professional ones.Esta cámara está bien, pero no está a la altura de las profesionales.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A good repairman is always willing to admit when a particular issue is out of his league.Un buen técnico siempre está dispuesto a reconocer que un problema en particular es demasiado difícil para él.
We're not in the same league as the other company. I'm sure we will not get the contract.No hay comparación con la otra empresa. Estoy seguro de que no nos darán el contrato.
3. (sports)
a. la clasificación
(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).
(F)
We're halfway through the season and our team's at the top of the league.Vamos a la mitad de la temporada y nuestro equipo está en la cima de la clasificación.
b. la liga
(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).
(F)
If we lose one more game, we'll be kicked out of the league.Si perdemos un partido más, nos botarán de la liga.
4. (obsolete unit of distance)
a. la legua
(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).
(F)
The original definition of a league was the distance a person could walk in an hour.La definición original de una legua era la distancia que una persona podía caminar en una hora.
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league
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la liga
(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).
(F)
league championscampeón m de liga
to be in league with somebodyestar coaligado(a) con alguien
2. (fig)
a.
to be in a different leagueestar a otro nivel
league [liːɡ]
noun
liga (f); also (Dep) sociedad (f); asociación (f); comunidad (f)
League of Nations Sociedad (f) de las Naciones; he's not in the same league no está al mismo nivel; they're not in the same league no hay comparación; to be in league with sb estar de manga con algn; haberse confabulado con algn
modifier
league champion(s) (n) campeón (m) de liga
league leader (n) líder (m) de la liga
league table (n) clasificación (f)
league [liːɡ]
noun
(measure) legua (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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