melting

melting(
mehl
-
tihng
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (becoming liquid)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Only a few patches of melting snow remained.Quedaban solo unos trozos de nieve a medio derretir.
The melting ice forms rivers that flow into the sea.El deshielo se convierte en ríos que desembocan en el mar.
2. (causing tender feelings)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
"Please say yes," she said, giving him a melting look."Por favor, di que sí", dijo mirándole con ojitos dulces.
When the dog turns those melting eyes on me, I always give in.Cuando el perro me pone ojos de ternero degollado, siempre acabo cediendo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
3. (act of becoming liquid)
a. el derretimiento
(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)
The melting of the polar ice cap is endangering the habitat of polar bears.El derretimiento del casquete polar está poniendo en peligro el hábitat de los osos polares.
b. el deshielo
(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)
The rise in water level is due to the melting of glaciersLa subida del nivel del agua se debe al deshielo de los glaciares.
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melting
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a.
melting pointpunto de fusión
2. (fig)
a.
melting potcrisol m
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melting [ˈmeltɪŋ]
adjective
[+look] tierno; dulce
modifier
melting point (n) punto (m) de fusión
melting pot (n) crisol (m)
to be in the melting pot (Britain) estar sobre el tapete
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