notch
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notch(
nach
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (indentation)
a. la muesca
(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 is a notch in one end of the arrow for placing it on the bowstring.La flecha tiene una muesca en un extremo que permite colocarla en la cuerda del arco.
b. el corte
(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).
Cut a notch in the timber so the cable can pass through.Haz un corte en la madera para que pase el cable.
2. (hole in a belt)
a. el agujero
(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 had to make an extra notch in my belt after I lost weight.Tuve que hacerle otro agujero al cinturón porque perdí peso.
3. (level)
a. el punto
(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).
He went up a few notches in my book when he said that.Subió unos cuantos puntos en mi estima cuando dijo eso.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I lowered my voice a notch, so the others wouldn't hear.Bajé un poco la voz para que los demás no pudieran oírme.
The team will have to raise their performance a few notches if they want to get anywhere this season.El equipo tendrá que mejorar bastante su actuación si quiere lograr algo esta temporada.
4. (geography)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el desfiladero
(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).
Over thousands of years, the ice had made deep notches in the mountainside.Al cabo de miles de años, el hielo había excavado profundos desfiladeros en la ladera de la montaña.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to make a notch in)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Tally sticks were notched every time a payment was made.Cada vez que se efectuaba un pago, hacían un corte en el palo para llevar las cuentas.
We notch the tops of the fenceposts to hold the wire in place.Hacemos muescas en la parte superior de los postes para sujetar el alambre.
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notch
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in stick)
a. la muesca
(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).
2. (grade, level)
a. el punto m, grado
(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's a notch above the restestá por encima de los demás
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (once)
a. hacer una muesca en
4. (several times)
a. hacer muescas en
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notch [nɒtʃ]
noun
1 (cut) corte (m); muesca (f)
2 (US) (mountain pass) desfiladero (m)
transitive verb
hacer una muesca en; hacer un corte en
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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