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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (with child)
a. embarazada
My wife is pregnant! I'm going to be a dad!¡Mi esposa está embarazada! ¡Voy a ser papá!
b. encinta
She's pregnant, but she will continue to work.Está encinta, pero continuará trabajando.
c. preñada
The cow is heavily pregnant and ready to give birth.La vaca está muy preñada y a punto de dar a luz.
2. (meaningful)
a. significante
There was a pregnant pause before he said "okay."Hubo un silencio significante antes de que dijera "está bien".
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (woman)
a. embarazada
2. (animal)
a. preñada
to be pregnantestar embarazada
she's three months pregnantestá (embarazada) de tres meses
3. (literary)
pregnant withpreñado(a) or cargado(a) de
a pregnant silenceun silencio significativo
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pregnant [ˈpreɡnənt]
1 [+woman] embarazada
four out of five pregnant women suffer from anemia
to be pregnant estar embarazada
if you think you are pregnant see your doctor as soon as possible
to be six months pregnant estar embarazada de seis meses; to become or get pregnant (by sb) quedarse embarazada (de algn)
she had been trying to get pregnant for two years a woman who became pregnant while taking birth control pills not long afterwards I became pregnant again she became pregnant by her previous lover
Tina was pregnant with their first son Tina estaba embarazada de su primer hijo
I was pregnant with Tom when my father died just before she became pregnant with me, in 1946
[+animal] preñado
all pregnant mares should be vaccinated
2 elocuente; significativo
a pregnant pause una pausa elocuente or significativa
after a pregnant pause, David said: "is this true?" a pregnant [silence] there was a long, pregnant silence, which Mrs. Madrigal punctuated by reaching for the check
pregnant with sth cargado or preñado de algo
the music is pregnant with meaning a deceptive peace, pregnant with invisible threats She kept a silence which was pregnant with indications of how much more she could say her poems contain passages that are pregnant with insight the townsfolk objected to a move they considered pregnant with disaster
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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