The plural of “paréntesis” is “paréntesis.”
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (punctuation)
a. parenthesis
¿Escribo la temperatura en Fahrenheit entre paréntesis o corchetes?Should I write the temperature in Fahrenheit in parentheses or brackets?
b. bracket (round) (United Kingdom)
Escribí mi nombre completo y a continuación mi apodo entre paréntesis.I wrote my full name, followed by my nickname in brackets.
2. (interruption)
a. digression
El economista hizo un paréntesis en su presentación para explicar las causas de la crisis.The economist made a digression in his presentation to explain the causes of the crisis.
b. parenthesis
Luego del paréntesis en el cual hizo una broma, el profesor retomó el tema de la filosofía existencial.After the parenthesis in which he made a joke, the professor got back to the subject of existential philosophy.
3. (pause)
a. break
Hagamos un paréntesis para ir a comprar un café y luego continuamos con la clase.Let's take a break and go for coffee, and then we'll continue with class.
b. interval
Tras un breve paréntesis, el pianista continuó con los ejercicios.After a brief interval, the pianist continued with his exercises.
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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. (signo)
a. bracket
entre paréntesisin brackets, in parentheses
2. (intercalación)
a. digression
3. (interrupción)
a. break
hacer un paréntesisto have a break
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1 (Tipografía) parenthesis; bracket
paréntesis cuadrados square brackets
2 (Lingüística) (pausa) parenthesis; (digresión) digression; (aparte) aside
hacer un paréntesis (en discurso, escrito) to digress; entre paréntesis (como adj) parenthetical; incidental; (como adv) parenthetically; incidentally; y, entre paréntesis ... and, by the way ...; and I may add in passing ...
3 (intervalo) interval; break; (hueco) gap; (descanso) lull
el paréntesis vacacional the break for the holidays; hacer un paréntesis to take a break
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