model
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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. (example)
a. el modelo
(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).
You can use the template as a model to create your own CV.Puedes usar la plantilla como modelo para crear tu propio CV.
2. (miniature representation)
a. la maqueta
(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).
The architect is making a model of a museum he's going to build.El arquitecto está haciendo una maqueta de un museo que va a construir.
b. el modelo
(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).
My grandfather used to make models of old airplanes.Mi abuelo hacía modelos de viejos aeroplanos.
3. (paragon)
a. el modelo
(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).
You have to be a model for your younger brother.Tienes que ser un modelo para tu hermano pequeño.
b. el ejemplo
(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).
She became a model to younger tennis players.Se convirtió en un ejemplo para las tenistas más jóvenes.
4. (design)
a. el modelo
(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 latest model has a voice-controlled microphone.El último modelo tiene un micrófono accionado por la voz.
5. (fashion)
a. el modelo
(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).
, la modelo
(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).
The models walked down the catwalk wearing the designer's creations.Las modelos desfilaron por la pasarela luciendo las creaciones del diseñador.
6. (fine arts or photography)
a. el modelo
(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).
, la modelo
(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).
Models posed for hours on end in our painting classes.Los modelos posaban durante horas en nuestras clases de pintura.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7. (miniature)
a. en miniatura
His hobby is model trains.Su hobby son los ferrocarriles en miniatura.
b. a escala
My father is building a model ship in a bottle.Mi padre está haciendo un barco a escala en una botella.
8. (ideal)
a. modelo
To be a model student you have to get the best grades.Para ser un estudiante modelo tienes que sacar las mejores notas.
b. ejemplar
He was a model father.Era un padre ejemplar.
9. (prototype)
a. piloto
We visited the model home because the building work still wasn't finished.Visitamos la casa piloto porque las obras aún no se habían terminado.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (to shape)
a. modelar
I learned how to model a clay vase in the pottery class.Aprendí a modelar un jarrón de arcilla en clase de alfarería.
11. (to base)
a. inspirar
The current legal system is modeled on Roman law.El sistema legal actual está inspirado en el derecho romano.
b. basar
They modeled their design after vintage cars.Basaron su diseño en los coches de época.
12. (fashion)
a. ser modelo de
She models swimwear.Es modelo de trajes de baño.
b. lucir modelos de
We will be modeling Di Carlo's new collection at the Barcelona fashion show.Luciremos modelos de la nueva colección de Di Carlo en la pasarela de Barcelona.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
13. (to shape)
a. modelar
Knead the clay before you model with it.Amasa la arcilla antes de usarla para modelar.
14. (fashion)
a. trabajar de modelo
My cousin models for a well-known modeling agency.Mi prima trabaja de modelo para una famosa agencia de modelos.
15. (fine arts or photography)
a. posar
The artist was always looking for subjects to model for his paintings.El artista siempre buscaba a gente que posara para sus cuadros.
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model
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (small version)
a. la maqueta
(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).
model aircraftmaqueta de avión
model kitkit de montaje
2. (example)
a. el modelo
(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).
this is our latest modeleste es nuestro último modelo
3. (paragon)
a. el modelo
(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 take somebody as one's modeltomar a alguien como modelo
model pupilalumno(a) modélico(a) or modelo
4. (person; fashion model, for artist)
a. el modelo
(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).
la modelo
(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).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (general)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a.
to model oneself on somebodyseguir el ejemplo de alguien
6. (computers)
a. simular por
b. ordenador or
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
c. computadora
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (artist's model)
a. posar
8. (fashion model)
a. hacer or trabajar de modelo
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model [ˈmɒdl]
noun
1 (small-scale representation) modelo (m) a escala; maqueta (f)
architect's, town planner's
2 (example) modelo (m)
to hold sth/sb up as a model presentar algo/a algn como modelo (a seguir)
on the model of on the Stalinist model
a tribunal is to be set up on the model of Nuremberg se constituirá un tribunal según el modelo de or a la manera del de Nuremberg
their economies developed on the model of state socialism it's made [on] the model of X
3 (paragon) modelo (m)
he is a model of good behaviour/patience es un modelo de buen comportamiento/paciencia
4 (person) (Art) modelo (m); (Fashion) modelo (m); maniquí (m)
5 (Comm) (design) modelo (m)
of car, dress, machine
adjective
1 (miniature) [+railway, village] en miniatura; a escala
model aeroplane aeromodelo (m)
2 (prototype) [+home] piloto
Builders first erect and then furnish model homes, homes that reflect the builder's best efforts
3 (perfect) modelo
a model husband/wife un marido/una esposa modelo
transitive verb
1
to model sth on sth: their new socialist state is modelled on that of China su nuevo estado socialista toma como modelo el de China
Mary had modelled her handwriting on her older sister's
the gardens are modelled on those at Versailles los jardines están inspirados en los de Versalles; to model o.s. on sb tomar a algn como modelo; children usually model themselves on their parents los niños normalmente toman como modelo a sus padres; he models himself on James Dean imita a James Dean; su modelo a imitar es James Dean
2 (Art) modelar
to model clay
3 (Fashion)
Jane is modelling a design by Valentino Jane luce un modelo de Valentino
he usually models evening wear
her daughter models children's clothes su hija es modelo de ropa de niños
intransitive verb
1 (Art) (make models) modelar
children love modelling with plasticine
2 (Fot) (Art) posar; (Fashion) ser modelo; trabajar de modelo
she has modelled for many famous photographers her big ambition is to model in Paris
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