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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (special)
a. especial
Pay particular attention to what and when you eat.Preste especial atención a lo que come y cuándo lo hace.
b. excepcional
Performing such a challenging task requires very particular skills.Llevar a cabo semejante hazaña requiere cualidades muy excepcionales.
2. (specific)
a. en particular
In this particular context, "sex" refers to gender.En este contexto en particular, "sexo" se refiere al género.
3. (fussy)
a. especial
She's very particular when it comes to clothes.Es muy especial en lo que se refiere a la ropa.
b. maniático
My children are very particular about food.Mis hijos son unos maniáticos para la comida.
4. (persistent)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He was most particular that we shouldn't bring anything.Insistió en que no lleváramos nada.
Our sponsors were most particular that they don't want any scandal.Nuestros patrocinadores hicieron hincapié en que no quieren escándalos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (detail)
a. el detalle
(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).
For further particulars please send us an email.Si desea más detalles, por favor, envíenos un email.
6. (fact)
a. lo particular
Let's focus on the particular.Centrémonos en lo particular.
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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. (general)
a. el detalle m, pormenor
(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).
alike in every particulariguales en todos los aspectos
to go into particularsentrar en detalles
to take down somebody's particularstomar los datos de alguien
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (specific)
a. particular, específico(a)
which particular person did you have in mind?¿en quién pensabas en concreto?
for no particular reasonpor ninguna razón en particular or en especial
3. (special)
a. particular, especial
he is a particular friend of minees un amigo mío muy querido
to take particular care over somethingtener especial cuidado con algo
4. (exacting)
a. exigente
to be particular about somethingser exigente con algo
I'm not particularme da lo mismo
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (specifically)
a. en particular
I didn't notice anything in particularno noté nada de particular
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particular [pəˈtɪkjʊləʳ]
1 (special) especial
the flowers had been chosen with particular care se habían escogido las flores con especial cuidado; she's a particular friend of mine es muy amiga mía
it seems a particular tragedy that he died so young issues of particular importance to women he showed no particular interest in participating fatigue is a particular problem for women he has a very particular sense of humour archaeology is a particular interest of his of particular interest to slimmers is this new low-fat spread
is there anything particular you want? ¿quieres algo en particular or en concreto?
to pay particular attention to sth prestar especial atención a algo
please pay particular attention to the section on insurance massage through the hair, paying particular attention to the ends to take particular [care] with sth I cleaned the whole kitchen, taking particular care with the oven one area of particular [concern] is the high level of truancy
nothing particular happened no pasó nada en especial
"what did you do at the weekend?" - "nothing particular"
2 (specific)
in this particular case en este caso concreto; at this particular point in time en este preciso momento; is there any particular food you don't like? ¿hay algún alimento en particular or en especial or en concreto que no te guste?; the people living in a particular area la gente que vive en una zona determinada; for no particular reason por ninguna razón especial or en particular or en concreto
on that particular morning it's only that particular shade of blue that I like if I had to mention one particular thing I detest about him I know a lot more about this particular problem than they do while concentrating on particular cases, pastoral staff provide support for all pupils I remember a particular story about a postman who was a murderer in each particular case in this particular case, I felt the decision was correct any expenses (train fares in this particular case) can be claimed back afterwards suddenly and for no particular reason she remembered the dog she had had as a child. "Why do you ask?" - "Oh, no particular reason" there seems to be no particular reason for this lack of support if you feel a particular friend is a bad influence on your child I have to know exactly why it is I'm doing a particular job the place a particular thing has in the natural order
3 (fussy)
to be particular about sth
he's very particular about his food es muy exigente con or especial para la comida; I'm rather particular about my friends escojo mis amigos con cierto cuidado; she's not very particular about her appearance no se preocupa mucho por su aspecto; they weren't too particular about where the money came from no les importaba or preocupaba mucho de dónde viniera el dinero
he is very particular about hygiene I'm not [too] particular (about it) he's particular about his [car] they are both very particular in their [habits]
4 (insistent)
he was most particular that I shouldn't go to any trouble insistió mucho en que no me tomara ninguna molestia
he was very particular about describing it as a marina rather than a boatyard he was most particular about it
1 (usu pl) (detail) detalle (m)
he knew that her account was false in one particular she jotted down a few particulars in her notebook you will find all the particulars in chapter 9 I don't care about the particulars of how it's done a written statement of particulars of employment did you fill her in on the particulars? the first thing to do is to prepare a full set of particulars about your house or flat /in [all] other particulars/ he was just the person we were looking for
her account was accurate in every particular su versión fue exacta en todos los detalles
correct in [every] particular
please give full particulars se ruega hacer constar todos los detalles
for further particulars apply to ... para más información escriba a ...
to [take] sb's particulars
the nurse took her particulars la enfermera le tomó sus datos personales
we'll need your particulars before the payment can be authorized this formula takes into account your financial particulars at the time you make the purchase
in particular: I remember one incident in particular recuerdo un incidente en particular or en concreto
Joan Greenwood in particular I thought was wonderful stories of Bombay in general and the film world in particular /in particular, he was criticized for/ pursuing a policy of conciliation and reform the situation in Ethiopia in particular is worrying did you want [anyone] in particular
are you looking for anything in particular? ¿busca usted algo en particular or en concreto?
Drew made some remarks to [nobody] in particular and said goodbye [nothing] in particular
"are you doing anything tonight?" — "nothing in particular" —¿vas a hacer algo esta noche? —nada en particular or en especial
the particular lo particular
inductive reasoning, that is, reasoning from the particular to the general the particular may have to be sacrificed to the general in order to link the particular to the general he asks a number of intermediary questions which provide a framework for shuttling between the wider social-cultural context and individual cases the universal realizes its true nature in the particular, and the particular derives its meaning from the universal
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