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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (doubt)
a. reservation
Sonia no tendrá reparos en decirle a ese tío que nos deje en paz.Sonia won't have any reservations about telling that guy to leave us alone.
b. qualm
No tendré reparos en despedirlo si no da la talla.I'll have no qualms about firing him if he's not up to the job.
c. scruple
No sentía el más mínimo reparo en dejar solos a los niños.He didn't feel the slightest scruple about leaving the children on their own.
2. (opposition)
a. objection
La familia de Pedro mostró reparos cuando dijo que se quería dedicar a la moda.Pedro's family raised objections when he said he wanted to work in fashion.
b. criticism
No tengo ningún reparo respecto a los médicos. Es el hospital que le falló a mi madre.I have no criticism of the doctors. It's the hospital that failed my mother.
3. (fencing)
a. parry
El esgrimista realizó un reparo que bloqueó el ataque del oponente.The fencer executed a parry which blocked his opponent's attack.
4. (leap)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. bucking
Es increíble que los cowboys no se hagan daño en la espalda con los reparos del caballo.It's amazing that rodeo cowboys don't hurt their backs with the bucking of the horse.
b. rearing
El repentino reparo del caballo tiró al jinete al suelo.The sudden rearing of the horse threw the rider to the ground.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (objeción)
a. objection
poner reparos a algoto raise objections to something
2. (apuro)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
con reparoswith hesitation o reservations
me da reparoI feel awkward about it
no tener reparos en hacer algoto have no qualms o scruples about doing something
sin reparoswithout reservation, with no holds barred
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1 (escrúpulo) scruple; qualm
no tuvo reparo en hacerlo he had no qualms about doing it; he did not hesitate to do it
2 (objeción) objection; (crítica) criticism; (duda) doubt
poner reparos (oponerse) to raise objections;a to; (criticar) to criticize; express one's doubts
3 (reparación) repair; (Archit) restoration
4 (Esgrima) parry
5 (protección) defence; defense; (EEUU) protection
6 (Med) remedy
7 (Centroamérica) (México) [de caballo] bucking; rearing
tirar un reparo to rear; buck
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