respite

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respite(
reh
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spiht
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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. (break)
a. el respiro
(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)
Today, we worked for ten hours without respite.Hoy, trabajamos sin respiro durante diez horas.
b. el descanso
(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)
I've been in the office since 5 am. I need a respite.He estado en la oficina desde las 5 am. Necesito un descanso.
c. la tregua
(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)
Guilt gave him no respite, and he finally confessed to murdering his neighbor.La culpa no le daba tregua, y finalmente confesó que había asesinado a su vecino.
d. el alivio
(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)
Those aspirin provided me some respite from my headache.Esas aspirinas me dieron cierto alivio del dolor de cabeza.
2. (delay)
a. la prórroga
(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)
Since no agreement could be reached, we were given a respite until the next session.Como no se pudo llegar a un acuerdo, nos dieron una prórroga hasta la próxima sesión.
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respite
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la respiro m, tregua
(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)
to work without respitetrabajar sin tregua
they gave her no respiteno le concedieron un momento de respiro, no le dieron cuartel
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respite [ˈrespaɪt]
noun
(gen) respiro (m); tregua (f); (Jur) prórroga (f); plazo (m)
without respite sin descanso; to get no respite no tener alivio; no poder descansar; we got no respite from the heat el calor apenas nos dejó respirar; they gave us no respite no nos dejaron respirar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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