parachute

parachute(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (aeronautics)
a. el paracaídas
(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).
(M)
Brad packed his parachute and got ready to board the airplane.Brad empacó su paracaídas y se preparó para subirse al avión.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to send by parachute)
a. lanzar en paracaídas
The Red Cross parachuted supplies to the earthquake victims.La Cruz Roja lanzó provisiones en paracaídas a los damnificados por el temblor.
b. lanzar con paracaídas
We need the Air Force to parachute food and water to the front line troops.Necesitamos que la fuerza aérea lance comida y agua con paracaídas a las tropas en la primera línea.
c. tirar con paracaídas
The army will parachute emergency medical equipment in the disaster area.El ejército va a tirar equipos médicos de emergencia en la zona de desastre.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to jump with a parachute)
a. saltar en paracaídas
The soldiers parachuted in to rescue the hostages.Los soldados saltaron en paracaídas para rescatar a los rehenes.
b. lanzarse en paracaídas
He parachuted over Hawaii, missed the land, and ended up in the sea.Se lanzó en paracaídas sobre Hawai, no cayó en tierra y terminó en el mar.
c. tirarse en paracaídas
Many people parachute from planes for charity.Muchas personas se tiran en paracaídas desde aviones con fines benéficos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (aeronautics)
a. en paracaídas
I'd like to make a parachute jump for my 70th birthday.Me gustaría hacer un salto en paracaídas cuando cumpla 70.
b. de paracaidistas
My uncle fought in a parachute brigade during the war.Mi tío luchó en una brigada de paracaidistas durante la guerra.
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parachute
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el paracaídas
(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).
(M)
parachute jumpsalto en paracaídas
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (person, supplies)
a. lanzar en paracaídas
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a. saltar en paracaídas
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parachute [ˈpærəʃuːt]
noun
paracaídas (m)
transitive verb
lanzar en paracaídas
to parachute food to sb suministrar víveres a algn en paracaídas
intransitive verb
(also parachute down) lanzarse or saltar en paracaídas
to parachute to safety salvarse utilizando el paracaídas
modifier
parachute drop (n) lanzamiento (m) en paracaídas
parachute jump (n) salto (m) en paracaídas
parachute regiment (n) regimiento (m) de paracaidistas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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