menguante
menguante(
mehng
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gwahn
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teh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (astronomy)
a. waning
A Mario le gusta observar la fase menguante de la Luna con su telescopio.Mario likes to observe the waning phase of the moon with his telescope.
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(declining)
a. waning
La menguante población de la aldea se debe a que los jóvenes se marchan a la ciudad.The waning population of the village is due to young people moving to the city.
b. diminishing
La tradición de casarse por la iglesia es una tendencia menguante.The tradition of getting married in church is a diminishing trend.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (moon phase)
a. waning
¿Cuándo se podrá ver el próximo menguante de la Luna?When will we be able to see the next waning of the moon?
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
4. (movement of the tide)
a. ebb
La playa es mucho más amplia durante la menguante.The beach is much bigger when the tide is on the ebb.
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menguante
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (luna)
a. waning
en cuarto menguanteon the wane
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menguante
adjective
(que disminuye) decreasing; diminishing; (decadente) decaying; [+luna] waning; [+marea] ebb;
1 (Náutica) ebb tide
2 [de luna] waning
3 (decadencia) decay; decline
estar en menguante to be in decline
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