reproach

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reproach(
ruh
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proch
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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. (criticism)
a. el reproche
(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)
Instead of taking the reproach personally, Amanda used it as a learning opportunity.En lugar de tomarse el reproche como algo personal, Amanda aprovechó la oportunidad para aprender.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(source of embarrassment)
a. la vergüenza
(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)
That country’s robust education system is a reproach to our own, which is bogged down by bureaucracy and politics.La solidez del sistema educativo de ese país es una vergüenza para el nuestro, que está bloqueado por la burocracia y la política.
b. el oprobio
(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)
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
Amber’s decision to be an exotic dancer was perceived as a reproach to her family.La decisión de Amber de hacerse bailarina exótica se percibía como un oprobio para la familia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to criticize; often used with "for")
a. reprochar
The teacher reproached her students for not studying for the exam.La maestra reprochó a sus alumnos que no hubieran estudiado para el examen.
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reproach
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 reproche
(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)
beyond or above reproachirreprochable, intachable
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a. hacer reproches a
to reproach somebody for (doing) somethingreprochar (el haber hecho) algo a alguien
to reproach oneself for somethingreprocharse algo
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reproach [rɪˈprəʊtʃ]
noun
reproche (m)
above or beyond reproach intachable; irreprochable; that is a reproach to us all es un reproche a todos nosotros; poverty is a reproach to civilization la pobreza es una vergüenza para la sociedad; term of reproach término (m) oprobioso
transitive verb
to reproach sb for sth reprochar algo a algn; to reproach o.s. for sth reprocharse algo; you have no reason to reproach yourself no tienes motivos para reprocharte (nada)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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