opening
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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. (beginning)
a. la apertura
(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).
He couldn't believe he had lost his queen so close to the opening of the game.No podía creer que hubiera perdido su reina tan pronto después de la apertura del juego.
b. el principio
(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).
At the opening of the second act, there is a duel.Al principio del segundo acto, hay un duelo.
c. el comienzo
(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).
Everyone was ready for the opening of the meeting, but the CEO still hadn't arrived.Todos estaban listos para el comienzo de la reunión, pero aún no había llegado el director general.
2. (small gap)
a. la abertura
(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).
He dropped the ring and it slipped through an opening in the rock.Tiró el anillo y se coló por una abertura en la roca.
b. 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).
A ray of light came streaming through a tiny opening in the roof of the cave.Un rayo de luz entraba a raudales por un pequeño agujero en el techo de la cueva.
c. el brecha
(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 mouse grabbed onto the piece of cheese and went running back into the opening in the wall.El ratón agarró el trozo de queso y volvió corriendo por la brecha de la pared.
d. el claro
(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 could make out the outline of a deer in the opening between the oak trees.Podía adivinar la silueta de un ciervo en el claro entre los robles.
3. (inauguration)
a. el estreno
(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 friend gave me a couple of tickets to the opening of the play he's in.Mi amigo me regaló un par de boletos para el estreno de la obra en la que va a actuar.
b. la inauguración
(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).
We're invited to the opening of an artist's work at a gallery.Estamos invitados a la inauguración de la obra de un artista en una galería.
c. la apertura
(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).
What are you doing this afternoon? - We're going to the opening of our friend's store.¿Qué hacen esta tarde? - Vamos a la apertura de la tienda de nuestro amigo.
4. (chance)
a. la oportunidad
(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 robbers waited for him to give them an opening to steal his watch and wallet.Los ladrones esperaron a que les diera una oportunidad para robarle el reloj y la cartera.
5. (job vacancy)
a. el puesto vacante
(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).
We're not hiring at the moment, but we'll keep your application on file in case we have any openings.No estamos contratando de momento, pero guardaremos su solicitud en el archivo para cuando tengamos un puesto vacante.
b. la vacante
(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).
That company had an opening, and I had just been fired from my previous job, so I decided to apply.Esa compañía tenía una vacante y me acababan de despedir de mi trabajo anterior, así que decidí solicitarla.
6. (time gap)
a. el hueco
(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 psychotherapist was able to give me an appointment next week as he had an opening in his schedule.El psicoterapeuta pudo darme una cita para la semana que viene porque tenia un hueco en su calendario.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7. (beginning)
a. inaugural
He's going to go up and say a few words for the school's opening ceremony.Va a salir a decir cuatro palabras para la ceremonia inaugural de la escuela.
b. de apertura
Our opening hours are posted on the front door.Nuestras horas de apertura están puestas en la puerta principal.
c. primero
If we don't hurry, we're not going to make it for the opening act of the play.Si no nos apresuramos, no vamos a llegar a tiempo para el primer acto de la obra.
d. inicial
The opening scene of the movie is really exciting.La escena inicial de la película es muy emocionante.
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opening
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of play, new era)
a. el principio
(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).
2. (of negotiations)
a. la apertura
(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).
3. (gap)
a. el abertura f, 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).
4. (of cave, tunnel)
a. la entrada
(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).
5. (opportunity)
a. la oportunidad
(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).
6. (job)
a. el puesto vacante
(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).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
opening address or speechpresentación f del caso
opening batsmanbateador m inicial
opening ceremonyceremonia inaugural or de apertura
opening gambitgambito m de salida
opening hourshorario de apertura
opening timehora f de abrir
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opening [ˈəʊpnɪŋ]
adjective
[+remark] primer(o); [+ceremony, speech] de apertura; inaugural; [+price] inicial;
noun
1 (gap) abertura (f); (in wall) brecha (f); agujero (m); (in clouds, trees) claro (m)
2 (beginning) comienzo (m); principio (m); (Cards) (Chess) apertura (f); (first showing) (Teat) estreno (m); [of exhibition] inauguración (f); [of parliament] apertura (f)
3 (chance) oportunidad (f); (post) puesto (m) vacante; vacante (f)
to give one's opponent an opening dar una oportunidad or darle chance al adversario; (LAm) to give sb an opening for sth dar a algn la oportunidad de hacer algo
modifier
opening hours (n) horas (f) de abrir
opening night (n) (Teat) noche (f) de estreno; [of club etc] inauguración (f)
opening price (n) cotización (f) de apertura
opening stock (n) existencias (f) iniciales
opening time (n) hora (f) de apertura
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