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rival

rival(
ray
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vuhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (adversary)
a. el rival
(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)
, la rival
(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)
Once deadly rivals, they are now the best of friends.Los otrora rivales a muerte están ahora de lo más amigos.
b. el competidor
(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)
, la competidora
(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 company is our main rival in the European market.Esa compañía es nuestro principal competidor en el mercado europeo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to match)
a. rivalizar con
Michelangelo rivals da Vinci as one of the greatest Renaissance artists.Miguel Ángel rivaliza con da Vinci como el artista más grande del Renacimiento.
b. competir con
There are few countries that can rival Switzerland for mountainous scenery.Son pocos los países que pueden competir con Suiza en cuanto a paisajes de montaña.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (standing in rivalry)
a. rival
There was a shoot-out between rival gangs.Hubo un tiroteo entre pandillas rivales.
b. competidor
She was lured away by a better offer from a rival company.La atrajo una oferta mejor de una empresa competidora.
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rival
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. rival mf
b. rivalizar con
rival [ˈraɪvəl]
adjective
[+team, firm] rival; contrario; [+claim, attraction] competidor;
noun
rival (m); contrarioacontraria (m) (f);a contraria
to be sb's closest rival ser el rival más cercano de algn
transitive verb
competir con; rivalizar con
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