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plan(
plahn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (project)
a. plan
Voy a viajar a Asia. Mi plan es ir a Japón, China y Corea del Sur.I'm traveling to Asia. My plan is to visit Japan, China, and South Korea.
2. (education)
a. program
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El plan incluye cuatro años de contabilidad.The program includes four years of accountancy.
b. programme (United Kingdom)
Se quitó francés del plan y se lo reemplazó por chino mandarín.French has been removed from the programme and replaced by Mandarin Chinese.
3. (diet)
a. plan
El plan que sigo incluye más pollo y pescado que carnes rojas.My plan includes more chicken and fish, and less red meat.
4. (topography)
a. level
El plan más profundo se encuentra a 570 metros por debajo de la superficie.The deepest level is 570 meters below surface.
b. height
¿En qué plan se encuentra el radar? - A más de mil metros sobre el nivel del mar.At what height is the radar located? - Over a thousand meters above sea level.
5. (engagement)
a. plans
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Tienes algún plan para esta noche? - Creo que me voy a quedar en casa. Estoy muy cansada.Do you have any plans for tonight? - I think I'm staying in. I'm too tired.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(romantic meeting)
a. date
Esta noche tengo un plan con Nadia, la chica que conocí en el concierto de Coldplay.Tonight I have a date with Nadia, the girl I met at the Coldplay concert.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(adulterous relationship)
a. affair
La prensa reveló que el juez estaba teniendo un plan con su secretaria.The press revealed that the judge was having an affair with his secretary.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(casual sexual relationship)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. fling
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No busco nada serio. Solo quiero un plan.I'm not looking for anything serious. I just want a fling.
b. hookup
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Pablo no es mi novio ni nada. Fue solo un plan.Pablo is not my boyfriend or anything. He was just a hook-up.
c. one-night stand
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Me cansé de los planes de una noche. Quiero una relación seria.I'm tired of one-night stands. I want a serious relationship.
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plan
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (proyecto, programa)
a. plan
hacer planesto plan
plan de adelgazamientodiet
plan de emergenciacontingency plan
plan de estudiossyllabus
plan de pensionespension plan
2. (colloquial)
a. date
3. (colloquial)
a.
a todo planin the greatest luxury, with no expense spared
lo dijo en plan seriohe was serious about it
si te pones en ese plan…if you're going to be like that about it…
se puso en plan violentohe got o became violent
no es planit's just not on
¡vaya plan de vida!what a life!
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plan
1 (proyecto) plan; (intención) idea; intention
¿qué planes tienes para este verano? what are your plans for the summer?; no tengo planes para el futuro I have no plans for the future; realizar su plan to put one's plan into effect; mi plan era comprar otro nuevo my idea o intention was to buy a new one; tengo un plan estupendo para mañana I've got a splendid idea about what to do tomorrow
plan de choque action plan; plan of action
El Partido Popular aseguró ayer que la aplicación de su plan de choque para reactivar la economía española provocaría no un déficit, sino un superávit de 55.000 millones de pesetas.
plan de desarrollo development plan
plan de incentivos incentive scheme
plan de jubilación retirement plan
plan de pensiones pension plan
Un plan de pensiones no es un seguro de vida, aunque puedan cubrir riesgos semejantes.
plan de vuelo flight plan
plan quinquenal five-year plan
2 [de curso] programme; program; (EEUU)
plan de estudios curriculum; syllabus
3 (manera, actitud)
este niño está en un plan imposible this child is really playing up; si te pones en ese plan if that's your attitude; como sigas en ese plan if you go on like that; lo hizo en plan bruto he did it in a brutal way; viajar en plan económico to travel cheap; el negocio es en plan timo the deal is really a swindle; chaparrones en plan disperso scattered showers; viven en plan pasota they live like hippies; en plan de: lo dije en plan de broma I said it as a joke o for a laugh; vamos en plan de turismo we're going as tourists; salieron en plan de divertirse they went out looking for a good time; está en plan de rehusar he's in a mood to refuse; he's likely to refuse at the moment
4
eso no es plan
tampoco es plan
that's not on (familiar)
a todo plan sparing no expense
no me hace plan it doesn't suit me to
5 (aventura) date; fling (familiar)
¿tienes plan para esta noche? have you got a date for tonight?; buscar plan to try to pick somebody up (familiar); tiene un plan con la mujer del alcalde he's having a fling with the mayor's wife (familiar)
6 (Med) course of treatment
estar a plan to be on a course of treatment
7 (Topografía) (nivel) level; (altura) height
8 (S. Cone) (México) [de barco etc] flat bottom
9 (Latinoamérica) (llano) level ground; (S. Cone) (falda de cerro) foothills
plural
; (p)
10 (And) (Centroamérica) (Caribe) [de espada etc] flat
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