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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. (sense)
a. el significado
(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).
I couldn't understand the meaning of his message.No pude entender el significado de su mensaje.
b. la acepción
(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 are words that have many meanings.Hay palabras que tienen muchas acepciones.
2. (significance)
a. el sentido
(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).
No one knows the meaning of life.Nadie sabe el sentido de la vida.
3. (intention)
a. la intención
(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).
What is the meaning of all this vandalism?¿Cuál es la intención de todo este vandalismo?
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meaning
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el significado m, sentido
(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).
to understand somebody's meaningentender lo que alguien quiere decir
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
if you get my meaningsabes por dónde voy ¿no?
what's the meaning of this?¿qué significa esto?
the meaning of lifeel sentido de la vida
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meaning [ˈmiːnɪŋ]
noun
1 (sense) [of word] significado (m); acepción (f); [of phrase] significado (m); [of life, work] sentido (m)
this word has lots of meanings esta palabra tiene muchos significados or muchas acepciones; life has no meaning for her now ahora para ella la vida no tiene sentido
double meaning doble sentido
do you get my meaning? ¿me entiendes?; ¿me comprendes?
he doesn't know the meaning of the word ni sabe lo que eso significa
what's the meaning of "hick"? ¿qué significa "hick"?; ¿qué quiere decir "hick"?
what's the meaning of this? (as reprimand) ¿se puede saber qué significa esto?
2 (intention) intención (f); propósito (m)
a look full of meaning una mirada llena de intención; to mistake sb's meaning malinterpretar la intención de algn
adjective
[+look etc] significativo; lleno de intención
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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