práctico
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práctico(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (empirical)
a. practical
Ya terminamos la parte teórica del curso y ahora empezaremos la parte práctica.We have finished the theoretical part of the course and now we'll start the practical part.
2. (functional)
a. useful
Le regalé a mi esposo un práctico juego de herramientas para el carro.I gave my husband a useful set of tools for the car.
b. handy
Este paraguas pequeñito es muy práctico para llevarlo en el bolso porque nunca se sabe cuando va a llover.This small umbrella is very handy to carry in your bag because you never know when it's going to rain.
c. practical
Las maletas con ruedas son las mas prácticas para viajar.Suitcases with wheels are the most practical ones for traveling.
d. convenient
Es muy práctico tener una estación del metro tan cerca de la oficina.It is very convenient to have a subway station so close to the office.
3. (realistic)
a. practical
Tenemos que ser prácticos y no ilusionarnos con cosas imposibles.We have to be practical and avoid putting our hopes on impossible things.
4. (proficient) (River Plate)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. experienced
Apenas llevo una semana con mi nueva cámara, pero ya estoy práctica.I've only had my new camera for a week, but I'm quite experienced now.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
5. (nautical)
a. pilot
El capitán está esperando al práctico que va a guiar la entrada del buque al puerto.The captain is waiting for the pilot who will guide the ship's entry into the harbor.
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práctico
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (objeto, conocimientos, persona)
a. practical
2. (útil)
a. handy, useful
un curso práctico de fotografíaa practical photography course
es muy práctico vivir cerca del centroit's very handy o convenient living near the center
3. (casi)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
la práctica desaparición de la variedad silvestrethe virtual extinction of the wild variety
4. (experimentado) (River Plate)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
estar prácticoto be experienced
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (nautical)
a. pilot
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práctico
adjective
1 (útil) (gen) practical; [+herramienta] handy; [+ropa] sensible; practical
no resultó ser muy práctico it turned out to be not very practical; resulta práctico vivir tan cerca de la fábrica it's convenient o handy to live so close to the factory
2 (no teórico) [+estudio, formación] practical
conocimientos prácticos de informática practical experience of computers
3 (pragmático)
sé práctico y búscate un trabajo que dé dinero be practical o sensible and find a job with money
4 (experto)
ser muy práctico en algo to be very skilled at sth; be an expert at sth
es muy práctica en poner inyecciones
1 (Náutica) pilot in a port; (in a port)
2 (Med) practitioner
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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examen práctico
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