Usage note
The plural noun "media" may also be used with the singular form of the verb in English.
media(
mi
-
di
-
uh
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (journalism)
a. los medios de comunicación
(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).
Attitudes in the media are changing, but stereotypes still abound.Las actitudes están cambiando en los medios de comunicación, pero aún abundan los estereotipos.
b. los medios
(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).
The launch of the new smartphone attracted a lot of media.El lanzamiento del nuevo smartphone atrajo a muchos medios.
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media
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tv, press)
a. el medios de comunicación
(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).
media coveragecobertura informativa
media studiesciencias de la información
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media [ˈmiːdɪə]
noun
(pl)
the media los medios de comunicación (de masas)
modifier
media analysis (n) análisis (m) de los medios
media coverage (n) cobertura (f) informativa
media event (n) acontecimiento (m) periodístico
media man (n) (journalist) periodista (m); (in advertising) agente (m) de publicidad
media person (n) (journalist) periodista (m); (in advertising) agente (m) de publicidad; (personality) personaje (m) de los medios de comunicación
investigación $ de los medios de comunicación
media studies (n) (Univ) ciencias (f) de la información (formal); periodismo (informal) (m)
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media(
meh
-
dyah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (women's clothing)
a. stocking (above the knee)
Te hará falta un liguero para sujetar las medias.You'll need a garter belt to hold up your stockings.
2. (clothing)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. sock (knee or ankle sock)
Tengo una montaña de medias sin pareja.I have heaps of odd socks.
3. (mathematics)
a. average
Me gusta andar y hago una media de 20 kilómetros a la semana.I like walking and I do an average of 20 kilometers a week.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(time)
a. half hour
El reloj de la iglesia dio la media.The church clock struck the half hour.
b. half past
Date prisa porque el banco cierra a la media en punto.Hurry up because the bank closes at half past on the dot.
5. (sports)
a. midfield
El jugador despejó el balón desde la media.The player cleared the ball from the midfield.
medias
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (clothing)
a. pantyhose (up to the waist)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡Me hice una carrera en las medias nuevas!I have a run in my new pantyhose!
b. tights (up to the waist) (United Kingdom)
¡Qué frío hace! ¡Ojalá llevara medias gruesas!It's really cold today! I wish I was wearing thick tights!
7. (communication outlets)
a. media
Es evidente que los medias influyen en las actitudes sociales.It's obvious that social attitudes are influenced by the media.
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media
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
(Southern Cone)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
chupar las medias a alguiento lick somebody's boots
medias veladastights pantyhose
2. (mathematics)
a. average
media aritmética/proporcionalarithmetic/proportional mean
media horariahourly average
3. (hora)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
al dar la mediaon the half-hour
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media
1 medias (hasta la cintura) tights; pantyhose
singular
; (s) (EEUU)
(hasta el muslo) stockings
medias de compresión support tights
Las [medias de compresión] evitan la hinchazón cuando tienes que permanecer de pie mucho tiempo.
medias de malla (hasta el muslo) fishnet stockings; (hasta la cintura) fishnet tights
media de nylon
medias de red medias de rejilla
medias de malla See culture box in entry media.
medias pantalón (Col) tights
plural
; (p)
"Uso de "pair"" See culture box in entry pantalón.
2 (Latinoamérica) (calcetín) sock
3
de media [+aguja] knitting; [+punto] plain; hacer media to knit
4 (Dep) midfield
5 (promedio) average
100 de media al día an average of 100 a day
hay una media de cinco bodas por día
dan una media de cinco conciertos al mes they give an average of five concerts a month
media aritmética arithmetic mean
media ponderada weighted average
6
media de cerveza 1/4 litre bottle of beer
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