period
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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. (length of time)
a. el periodo
(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).
He was unable to walk for a period of four months due to the injury.No pudo caminar durante un periodo de cuatro meses a causa de la lesión.
b. el período
(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).
There was a lengthy period of time between her first child and her second.Hubo un período largo entre su primer hijo y su segundo.
c. el plazo
(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).
This permit is valid for a period of two months.Este permiso tiene vigencia durante un plazo de dos meses.
2. (era)
a. la época
(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).
The Renaissance was a glorious period for the arts.El Renacimiento fue una época gloriosa para las artes.
3. (punctuation)
a. el punto
(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).
You should have put a period here, not a comma.Deberías haber puesto un punto aquí, no una coma.
4. (sports)
a. el tiempo
(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).
The Capitals scored three goals in the second period.Los Capitals anotaron tres goles en el segundo tiempo.
5. (menstruation)
a. el periodo
(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).
I haven't gotten my period yet. Could I be pregnant?No me ha llegado mi periodo. ¿Podría estar embarazada?
b. la regla
(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).
I get really bad cramps when I have my period.Me da cólico especialmente doloroso cuando tengo la regla.
6. (in school)
a. la clase
(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).
I have math for third period.Mi tercera clase es matemáticas.
b. la hora
(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).
I don't have lunch until fifth period.No tomo el almuerzo hasta la quinta hora.
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period
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (stretch of time)
a. el periodo m, período
(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 a period of three monthsdurante un periodo de tres meses
within the agreed perioddentro del plazo acordado
sunny periodsintervalos de sol
2. (school)
a. la clase
(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).
a French perioduna clase de francés
3. (menstruation)
a. la periodo m, regla
(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).
to have one's periodtener el periodo or la regla
period painsdolores menstruales
4. (historical age)
a. el época f, periodo
(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).
period dress/furnituretraje m/muebles de época
5. (television)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
period dramadrama (televisivo) de época
6. (full stop)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el punto
(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).
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period [ˈpɪərɪəd]
noun
1 (length of time) período (m); (time limit) plazo (m); (era) época (f); (stage) (in career, development etc) etapa (f); (Dep) tiempo (m)
for a period of three weeks durante (un período de) tres semanas; within a three month period en tres meses; dentro de un plazo de tres meses; for a limited period por un periodo limitado; at that period (of my life) en aquella época (de mi vida); the holiday period el período de vacaciones; the postwar period la posguerra; the Victorian period la época victoriana; a painting from his early period un cuadro de su primera época
2 (Educ) clase (f); hora (f)
we have two French periods tenemos dos clases or horas de francés
3 (Gram) período (m); (full stop) especially (US) punto (m)
I said no, period he dicho que no, y punto
4 (menstruation) período (m); regla (f)
I've got my period estoy con la regla
modifier
period cost (n) costo (m) fijo
period dress (n) traje(s) (m) de época
period furniture (n) muebles (m) de época
period instrument (n) instrumento (m) de época
period pain (n) dolores (f) menstruales
period piece (n) (film) película (f) de época; (novel) novela (f) de época
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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