porte

porte(
pohr
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teh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (look)
a. demeanor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El hombre del traje gris tenía un porte sofisticado.The man in the grey suit had a sophisticated demeanor.
b. demeanour (United Kingdom)
Mi hermana es modelo y tiene un porte muy elegante.My sister is a model and she has a very elegant demeanour.
c. bearing
El jugador que perdió demostró tener buen porte.The player who lost proved to have a good bearing.
2. (freightage)
a. carriage
Mi empresa se encarga del porte de mercancías delicadas.My company is in charge of the carriage of delicate goods.
b. transport
Realizaremos el porte de los alimentos con un gran camión.We will use a big truck for the transport of food.
c. postage (postal mail)
Ha bajado la frecuencia del porte de las cartas a mi país.The frequency of mail postage to my country has decreased.
3. (fee)
a. freight
¿El contrato dice quién paga el porte?Does the contract mention who pays the freight?
b. carriage (United Kingdom)
El porte de los muebles ha sido lo más caro de la mudanza.The carriage for the furniture has been the most expensive part of the move.
4. (volume)
a. capacity
El porte limitado del barco hacía imposible transportar a más personas.The limited capacity of the ship prevented the carrying of any more people.
portes
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (payment)
a. freight
Recibí la factura de la mercancía y no sabía que los portes corrían a mi cargo.I've received the invoice for the goods and I didn't know I was responsible for the freight.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Todos los pedidos se envían a portes pagados.All orders are delivered free.
Devoluciones se deben enviar a portes pagados.Returns must be sent prepaid.
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porte
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (gasto de transporte)
a. carriage, transport costs
2. (transporte)
a. carriage, transport
3. (aspecto)
a. bearing, demeanor
porte
1 (Com) (acto) carriage; transport; (costos) carriage; (Correos) postage
franco de porte (Com) carriage paid; (Correos) post free
porte debido (Com) freight C.O.D.
porte pagado (Com) carriage paid; (Correos) post paid
porte por cobrar freight forward
2 especialmente (Náutica) (tonelaje) capacity
3 (presencia) bearing; demeanour; demeanor; (EEUU)
de porte distinguido with a distinguished bearing o air
4 (conducta) behaviour; behavior; (EEUU) conduct (formal)
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