pole
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pole(
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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. (supporting structure)
a. el poste
(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).
A car crashed into the telephone pole on the corner by my house.Un carro se estrelló contra el poste telefónico de la esquina de mi casa.
b. el palo
(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).
We need to buy a pair of strong poles to hang the new hammock.Necesitamos comprar un par de palos bien fuertes para colgar la hamaca nueva.
c. el mástil
(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).
To put up the tent, you'll need to bury the pole six inches deep into the ground.Para armar la carpa, debes enterrar el mástil a seis pulgadas de profundidad.
d. la barra
(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).
Pole dancing is a great exercise to develop upper body strength.El baile de barra es un buen ejercicio para fortalecer el torso.
e. la vara
(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 need a long pole to reach the apples at the top of the tree.Necesito una vara larga para alcanzar las manzanas en lo más alto del árbol.
2. (sports)
a. la garrocha
(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).
Nowadays, poles for vaulting are made with fiberglass instead of bamboo.Hoy en día, las garrochas para salto se hacen de fibra de vidrio y no de bambú.
b. la percha
(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 athlete gripped the pole in her hands and ran towards the bar.La atleta agarró la percha en las manos y corrió hacia la barra.
c. la pértiga
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The current world record for pole vaulting is 6.16 meters high.El récord mundial de salto con pértiga es de 6.16 metros de altura.
3. (geography)
a. el polo
(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 South Pole is much colder than the North Pole.El Polo Sur es mucho más frío que el Polo Norte.
4. (physics)
a. el polo
(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).
If you face the positive and negative poles of the batteries incorrectly, they may burst.Si orientas incorrectamente los polos negativo y positivo de las pilas, pueden explotar.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to push with a pole)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
In shallow waters, it is better to pole a canoe than to row.En aguas poco profundas, es mejor empujar la canoa con un palo que remar.
Please, help me pole the barge to the shore.Por favor, ayúdame a impulsar la balsa hasta la orilla.
Pole
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
6. (nationality)
a. el polaco
(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).
, la polaca
(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).
Did you know the winner of the award was a Pole? He was born in Warsaw.¿Sabías que el ganador del premio fue un polaco? Nació en Varsovia.
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pole
[pəʊl]
noun
1. poste (m) (for supporting); pértiga (f) (for jumping, punting); mástil (m) (for flag, tent)
  • pole vault (Sport) salto (m) con pértiga
noun
1. polo (m) (Elec & geografía)
  • North/South pole Polo Norte/Sur
  • to be poles apart (sentido figurado) estar en polos opuestos
  • pole Star estrella (f) polar
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pole [pəʊl]
noun
1 (rod) palo (m); (flag pole) asta (f); (telegraph pole) poste (m); (tentpole) mástil (m); (curtain pole) barra (f); (for gymnastics) percha (f); (for vaulting, punting) pértiga (f); garrocha (f); (LAm) (for fencing) estaca (f); [of cart] vara (f); lanza (f)
to be up the pole estar chiflado (informal)
2 (archaic measure) medida de longitud, equivalente a 5,029 m
transitive verb
[+punt etc] impeler con pértiga
modifier
pole bean (n) (US) judía (f) trepadora
pole position (n) (Motor Racing) posición (f) de cabeza en la parrilla de salida; pole (f); posición (f) de ventaja
pole vault (n) salto (m) de pértiga
pole vaulter (n) saltadorasaltadora (m) (f) de pértiga;a saltadora pertiguista (m)
pole vaulting (n) salto (m) de pértiga
pole [pəʊl]
noun
(Electricity and Electronics) (Geog) (Astron) polo (m)
North/South Pole Polo (m) Norte/Sur; from pole to pole de polo a polo
to be poles apart ser polos opuestos
modifier
Pole Star (n) Estrella (f) Polar
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Po
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
el Pothe (River) Po
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