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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (finance)
a. losses
Los dueños de la tienda de la esquina no tenían seguro para cubrir las pérdidas del negocio.The owners of the corner store had no insurance to cover any business losses.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
2. (privation)
a. loss
La pérdida de su esposo provocó que Maite cayera en la depresión.The loss of her husband caused Maite to fall into depression.
3. (misplacement)
a. loss
La pérdida de mi cartera me provocó muchos problemas.The loss of my wallet caused me a lot of problems.
4. (reduction)
a. loss
Sufrió una pérdida de peso importante a causa de su enfermedad.She suffered a significant loss of weight because of her illness.
5. (waste)
a. wastage
La pérdida de agua en la zona se debe a las tuberías viejas.The wastage of water in the area is due to the old pipes.
b. leakage
Hay una pérdida de presión en el sector siete.We have a pressure leakage in sector seven.
6. (death)
a. loss
Te ofrezco mi más sincero pésame por la pérdida de tu madre.My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother.
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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. (de objeto, persona, peso)
a. loss
en caso de pérdida, entregar en …in the event of loss, deliver to…
no tiene pérdidayou can't miss it
pérdida del conocimientoloss of consciousness
2. (de tiempo, dinero)
a. waste
3. (escape)
a. leak
4. (finance)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
pérdidas (materiales)damage
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(gen) loss; (Técnica) leakage; wastage; (Jur) forfeiture; loss
pérdidas (Economía) (Mil) etc losses; es una pérdida de tiempo it's a waste of time; ¡no tiene pérdida! you can't miss it!; vender algo con pérdida to sell sth at a loss; a pérdida de vista as far as the eye can see; entrar en pérdida (Aeronáutica) to stall
pérdida contable (Com) book loss
pérdida de conocimiento loss of consciousness
pérdida efectiva actual loss
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