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portable

portable(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (movable)
a. portátil
Do you have a set of portable speakers we can borrow for the party?¿Nos puedes prestar unos parlantes portátiles para la fiesta?
2. (computing)
a. portátil
A drawback to the program was that it wasn't portable to multiple operating systems.Un inconveniente del programa era que no era portátil para varios sistemas operativos.
3. (finance) (United Kingdom)
a. transferible
When he changed jobs, he discovered that his original pension scheme wasn't portable after all.Cuando se cambió de trabajo, descubrió que su plan de pensiones original no era transferible después de todo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
4. (apparatus)
a. el televisor portátil
(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 watched the show on the battery-powered portable when the electricity went out.Vi el programa en el televisor portátil que funciona a pilas cuando la luz se fue.
b. la máquina portátil
(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)
When my brother's typewriter broke, I lent him my portable.Cuando la máquina de escribir de mi hermano se rompió, le presté mi máquina portátil.
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portable
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. portátil
portable [ˈpɔːtəbl]
adjective
portátil
noun
máquina (f)/televisor (m) etc portátil
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