opposition
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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. (antagonism)
a. la oposición
(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 cuts to the social system were met with fierce opposition.Los recortes al sistema social fueron recibidos con una oposición feroz.
b. la resistencia
(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).
Opposition to the planned health reform has been steadily increasing.La resistencia a la reforma de salud prevista viene creciendo en forma sostenida.
2. (politics)
a. la oposición
(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 opposition is determined to win back the majority this election.La oposición está decidida a volver a ganar la mayoría en esta elección.
3. (sports)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The opposition has caused us four turnovers. We need to maintain possession.El equipo contrario nos ha hecho perder cuatro veces el balón. Tenemos que mantener la posesión.
There's no way the opposition can come back. We're up by 20 points!No hay manera de que los contrarios remonten. ¡Llevamos una ventaja de 20 puntos!
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (politics)
a. de la oposición
The opposition party will do anything to lambast our policies.El partido de la oposición hará lo que sea para fustigar nuestras políticas.
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opposition
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (resistance)
a. la oposición
(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).
to meet with oppositionencontrar oposición
2. (contrast)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to act in opposition to…actuar en contra de…
3. (opponents)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the oppositionlos contrincantes, los adversarios
4. (politics) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the Oppositionla oposición
5. (politics)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be in oppositionestar en la oposición
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opposition [ˌɒpəˈzɪʃən]
noun
1 (resistance) resistencia (f); oposición (f); (people opposing) oposición (f); (Dep) (team) equipo (m) contrario
to advance a kilometre without opposition avanzar un kilómetro sin encontrar resistencia; there is a lot of opposition to the new law hay mucha oposición a la nueva ley; he made his opposition known indicó su disconformidad; to be in opposition estar en la oposición; in opposition to (against) en contra de; (unlike) a diferencia de; to start up a business in opposition to another montar un negocio en competencia con otro; to act in opposition to the chairman obrar en oposición al presidente
2 (Britain) (Pol)
the Opposition los partidos de la oposición; la oposición; leader of the Opposition líder (m) de la oposición; the party in opposition el partido de la oposición
modifier
[+member, party] de la oposición
the Opposition benches (n) los escaños de la Oposición; la Oposición
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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