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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (part)
a. partial
Te pedí la lista completa de invitados, pero me has dado solo una lista parcial.I asked you for the complete list of guests, but you've given me only a partial list.
2. (unfair)
a. biased
Ganamos a pesar de que el árbitro era claramente parcial hacia el otro equipo.We won even though the referee was clearly biased toward the other team.
b. partial
Traté de no ser parcial en mi decisión, pero es mi sobrina y por eso voté por ella.I tried not to be partial in my decision, but she is my niece so I voted for her.
3. (politics)
a. partisan
Ese moderador de debate es parcial y le da más tiempo a su candidato favorito.That debate moderator is partisan and is giving more time to his favorite candidate.
4. (half-way through a term)
a. midterm
Ya estamos a mitad de semestre y mañana comienzan los exámenes parciales.We are already half-way in the semesters, so the midterm exams start tomorrow.
5. (sports)
a. half-time
El marcador parcial del partido es 2-0.The game's half-time score is 2- 0.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
6. (education)
a. midterm
Tuve que estudiar todo el fin de semana para los parciales.I had to study all weekend for midterms.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (no total)
a. partial
2. (no ecuánime)
a. biased
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (examen)
a. end-of-term exam at university
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1 (incompleto) partial
eclipse parcial partial eclipse; examen parcial mid-term exam; a tiempo parcial part-time
2 (no ecuánime) biased; partial; (Política) partisan
(examen) mid-term exam
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