passing

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passing(
pah
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sihng
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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. (death)
a. el fallecimiento
(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)
I was devastated when I learned of his passing.Quedé destrozado cuando supe de su fallecimiento.
b. la defunción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The citizens gathered to pay their respects after the passing of the philanthropist.Los ciudadanos se congregaron para presentar sus respetos tras la defunción del filántropo.
2. (disappearance)
a. la desaparición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(custom)
This town has recently seen the passing of some of its ancient customs.En el último tiempo, este pueblo ha visto la desaparición de algunas de sus antiguas costumbres.
3. (transport)
a. el adelantamiento
(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)
(on road)
Passing is not allowed when there is a double yellow line.No se permite el adelantamiento cuando hay una línea amarilla doblada.
4. (course of time)
a. el paso
(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)
Emotional wounds only heal with the passing of time.Las heridas emocionales solo se curan con el paso del tiempo.
5. (movement)
a. el paso
(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)
She lay in bed listening to the passing of cars on the street below.Estaba echada en la cama escuchando el paso de los autos en la calle de abajo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
6. (brief)
a. pasajero (fad)
Baggy pants were mostly a passing fad in the 90's.Los pantalones anchos fueron más que nada una moda pasajera de los años 90.
b. rápido (glance)
The police officer gave me a passing glance and then kept walking.El policía me lanzó una mirada rápida y siguió caminando.
c. de pasada (remark)
She made a passing reference to a vacation next month, but she didn't say where to.Se refirió de pasada a algunas vacaciones del próximo mes, pero no dijo adónde.
d. superficial (without depth)
They expressed passing interest in becoming clients of ours a year ago.Expresaron interés superficial en ser nuestros clientes hace un año.
7. (of movement)
a. que pasa
We decided to throw eggs at the passing cars on Halloween.Decidimos arrojar huevos a los carros que pasaban en Halloween.
8. (education)
a. de aprobación
The passing grade is the same for everyone in the school.La nota de aprobación es la misma para todos en la escuela.
b. para aprobar
What's the minimum passing grade?¿Cuál es la calificación mínima para aprobar?
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passing
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (going past)
a. el paso
(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)
in passingde pasada
passing placeapartadero m
2. (of time)
a. el paso m, transcurso
(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)
3. (death)
a. el fallecimiento
(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)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (car)
a. que pasa
5. (remark)
a. de pasada
6. (whim, fancy)
a. pasajero(a)
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passing [ˈpɑːsɪŋ]
adjective
[+fad] pasajero; [+glance] rápido; superficial; [+remark] hecho de paso
a passing car un coche que pasaba; with each passing day it gets more difficult cada día se hace más difícil; passing fancy capricho (m); the story aroused no more than passing interest la noticia no despertó más que un interés pasajero; the speech made only a passing reference to the Middle East el discurso hizo solo una breve alusión a Oriente Medio; he bears more than a passing resemblance to Rock Hudson su parecido con Rock Hudson es notable
noun
1 (disappearance) [of custom, tradition] desaparición (f); (death) fallecimiento (m)
with the passing of the years con el paso de los años; conforme van pasando los años; to mention sth in passing mencionar algo de paso or pasada
2 (US) (Aut) adelantamiento (m)
3 (Parl) aprobación (f)
modifier
passing bell (n) toque (m) de difuntos
a name he'd never heard before but which tolled like a passing bell the doleful note of the `passing-bell' is now no longer heard
passing lane (n) (US) (Aut) carril (m) de adelantamiento
passing place (n) (Britain) (Aut) apartadero (m)
passing shot (n) (Tennis) tiro (m) pasado
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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