pretense

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled “pretence”.
pretense(
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tehnts
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (simulation)
a. el fingimiento
(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)
Parents and teachers need to recognize the difference between pretense and lying.Los padres y los maestros deben aprender a diferenciar entre el fingimiento y la mentira.
b. la simulación
(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)
I admit I am guilty of pretense, motivated by a desire to fit in with the rest of the group.Me confieso culpable de una simulación, motivada por mi deseo de no ser diferente del resto del grupo.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Martha made no pretense of her disdain for us.Martha no intentó disimular el desprecio que sentía por nosotros.
The student made a pretense of doing the exercise but was actually texting on his cellphone.El estudiante fingía hacer el ejercicio pero en realidad estaba mandando un SMS con el celular.
2. (pretext)
a. el pretexto
(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)
Shane came to see me on the pretense of borrowing some books.Shane vino a verme con el pretexto de pedir prestados unos libros.
3. (claim)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I make no pretense to know all the answers.No digo para nada que sepa todas las respuestas.
The article made no pretense at balance or impartiality.El artículo no pretendía demostrar ecuanimidad ni imparcialidad.
4. (ostentation)
a. la ostentación
(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)
Despite all her fame and money, she came across as totally devoid of any pretense.A pesar de ser famosa y tener tanto dinero, resultó ser una persona sin la menor ostentación.
b. las pretensiones
(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)
The duchess was a discreet woman, dedicated to her work and lacking in pretense.La duquesa fue una mujer discreta, dedicada a su trabajo y sin pretensiones.
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pretense
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el fingimiento
(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)
he says… but it's all a pretensedice que… pero es mentira
to make a pretense of doing somethingaparentar hacer algo
he made no pretense of his skepticismno trató de ocultar su escepticismo
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
pretense [prɪˈtens]
noun
(US)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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