rule
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rule(
rul
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (principle)
a. la regla
(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).
You must follow the rules of the game.Tienes que seguir las reglas del juego.
b. la norma
(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).
You should study the traffic rules before you take the driver's test.Debes estudiar las normas de circulación antes de tomar la prueba de conducir.
2. (habit)
a. la norma
(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).
This procedure has become the rule.Este procedimiento se ha convertido en la norma.
b. la regla
(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).
As a general rule, I prefer books to movies.Por regla general, prefiero los libros antes que las películas.
c. la costumbre
(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).
She makes it a rule to go to bed early every night.Tiene por costumbre irse a la cama temprano todas las noches.
3. (command)
a. el reinado
(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).
During his rule, the king went to war several times.Durante su reinado, el rey tomó parte en varias guerras.
b. el gobierno
(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).
The military took over the rule of the country.Los militares se hicieron con el gobierno del país.
c. el dominio
(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).
India was under British rule from 1857 to 1947.La India estuvo bajo el dominio británico de 1857 a 1947.
4. (measuring instrument)
a. la regla
(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).
Use a rule for your straight lines.Usa una regla para hacer las líneas rectas.
5. (mathematics)
a. la regla
(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).
Today we learned the rule of the order of operations.Hoy nos aprendimos la regla del orden de las operaciones.
6. (legal)
a. el reglamento
(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).
The case was not presented within the time dictated by the general rule of the court.El caso no fue presentado durante el plazo dictado por el reglamento general del tribunal.
7. (religious)
a. la regla
(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).
This church was founded under Franciscan rule.Este templo fue fundado bajo la regla franciscana.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to govern)
a. gobernar
The dictator ruled the country for 20 years.El dictador gobernó el país durante 20 años.
b. reinar en
King Cnut ruled England from 1017 to 1035.El rey Cnut reinó en Inglaterra desde 1017 hasta 1035.
9. (legal)
a. dictaminar
The judge ruled the offense to be very serious.El juez dictaminó que el delito era muy grave.
10. (to draw lines on)
a. pautar
Rule the paper lightly in pencil.Pauta el papel ligeramente con un lápiz.
11. (to dominate)
a. controlar
Don't let your impulses rule your life.No dejes que tus impulsos te controlen la vida.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
12. (to govern)
a. gobernar
The corrupt politicians ruled for over a decade.Los políticos corruptos gobernaron por más de una década.
b. reinar
The prince was never able to rule.El príncipe nunca llegó a reinar.
13. (legal)
a. fallar
The judge ruled in favor of the plaintiff.El juez falló a favor del demandante.
b. resolver
The jury ruled against the businessman.El jurado resolvió en contra del empresario.
14. (to predominate)
a. imperar
Minimalism ruled in the nineties.En los noventa imperaba el minimalismo.
15.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to be the best)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. arriba
The Vikings rule!¡Arriba los Vikingos!
b. rifar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The Gallos rule!¡Los Gallos rifan!
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rule
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (principle, regulation)
a. la regla f, norma
(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).
as a rulepor norma, por regla general
to make it a rule to do somethingtener por costumbre or norma hacer algo
rules and regulationsnormativa f, reglamento m
2. (ind)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to work to rulehacer huelga de celo
it's against the rulesva contra las normas
as a rule of thumbpor regla general
rule bookreglamento m
3. (government)
a. el gobierno
(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).
under British rulebajo dominio or gobierno británico
the rule of lawel imperio de la ley
4. (for measuring)
a. la regla
(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).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (country, people)
a. gobernar
don't let him rule your lifeno le dejes que gobierne or controle tu vida
6. (decide, decree)
a. decretar, determinar
7. (paper)
a. rayar
ruled paperpapel rayado or pautado
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (monarch)
a. reinar
9. (judge)
a. decidir, fallar
to rule in favor of/against somebodyfallar a favor de/en contra de alguien
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rule [ruːl]
noun
1 (regulation) regla (f); norma (f);rules [of competition] bases (f)
it's the rules son las reglas; esa es la norma; the rules of the game las reglas del juego; the rules of chess las reglas del ajedrez
the rules governing the use of food additives this is forbidden under rule 7(c) under the new rules shareholders will get more information there are strict rules about what you may and may not do the amendment to Rule 22 the new rules should eventually reduce auto emissions by nearly one third this rule applies to everyone according to the rules of quantum theory the rules state that no employee of the company is eligible to enter
school rules reglamento (m) escolar
the school rules forbade running in the corridor
it's a rule that all guests must vacate their rooms by 10a.m. por norma los clientes tienen que dejar la habitación antes de las 10 de la mañana
running is against the rulesit's against the rules to run está prohibido correr
it is against the rules to keep pets
to break the rules infringir las reglas or las normas or el reglamento
anyone who breaks the rules will be punished there is no [hard-and-fast] rule about it
to make the rules dictar las normas
in my job I'm allowed to make my own rules en mi trabajo se me permite decidir cómo se hacen las cosas
I'm the one who makes the rules in this house
to play by the rules obedecer las reglas or las normas
They realize that it is sometimes necessary to sacrifice immediate gratification and personal freedom for the common good. The feeling that they are playing by the rules, doing their duty, and being good citizens is their reward We cannot have a double standard where we sayeverybody else needs these laws, but somehow we don't need them;everybody else must play by the rules, but we here in the Congress do not need to play by the rules In the name of all those who do the work, pay the taxes, raise the kids and play by the rules, in the name of the hard working Americans who make up our forgotten middle class, I proudly accept your nomination for president if you're going to work here you'll need to play by my rules either leave the club or play by the rules there was some security in knowing that everyone played by the same rules
I couldn't stand a life governed by rules and regulations no soportaría una vida llena de reglas y normas
details of all employee rules and regulations are provided the rules and regulations governing safety at work
rules of the road normas (f) or reglamento (m) de tráfico
they tear around in luxury cars, ignoring stop lights and most rules of the road model motorists who display good skills and obey the rules of the road I had a standing rule that they had to bring in a constituent if they were to see me as a standing rule he does not discuss his football career during the baseball season the company even has a standing rule to use both sides of every sheet of paper to bend the rules there happens to be a particular urgency in this case, and it would help if you could bend the rules couldn't you bend the rules slightly? she was willing to bend the rules to get me accepted
2 (guiding principle) regla (f)
the rule is: if in doubt, dry clean an important rule is to drink plenty of water during any flight.. by and large, the rules for healthy eating are the same during pregnancy as at any other time
rule of three (Mat) regla (f) de tres
rule of thumb regla (f) general
as a rule of thumb, a bottle of wine holds six glasses por regla general, una botella de vino da para seis vasos; I just do it by rule of thumb lo hago simplemente siguiendo mi criterio
a good rule of thumb is that a broker must generate sales of ten times his salary if his employer is to make a profit it's a fairly safe rule of thumb - follow it and you'll be OK as a rule of thumb, drink a glass of water every hour you are travelling the following rule of thumb guide can help you decide these /rule of thumb calculations give good, quick estimates/ but are not really 100% accurate
3 (habit, custom) norma (f)
short haircuts became the rule el pelo corto se convirtió en la norma
bad weather is the rule here violence was the rule rather than the exception however, for many Americans today, weekend work has become the rule rather then the exception
as a (general) rule por regla general; en general; normalmente
doctors are not as a rule trained in child rearing as a rule, however, such attacks have been aimed at causing damage rather than taking life as a general rule, the less important an executive is, the more status-conscious he is likely to be industrialised countries as a rule can afford to spend more
he makes it a rule to get up early tiene por norma or por sistema levantarse temprano
I make it a rule never to drink I make it a rule that she must be in by 10pm you should make it a rule always to keep check of who has what
4 (government) gobierno (m); (reign) reinado (m)
military/one-party rule gobierno (m) militar/unipartidista
they are demanding an end to one-party rule Bonaparte wanted to consolidate his rule Punjab has been under direct rule for three years the next government must be based on democratic rule they are demanding an end to white minority rule the most obvious threat to his rule came in early March rule by intimidation proved the best method in the classroom Boris Yeltsin's announcement of emergency presidential rule the Georgian president today faced the most serious challenge to his rule since he was elected last spring the referendum appeared to be designed to show support for his rule
the rule of law el imperio de la ley
I am confident that we can restore peace, stability and respect for the rule of law a free society depends on the rule of law it was essential to uphold the rule of law
under British rule bajo el dominio británico
under the rule of Louis XV bajo el reinado de Luis XV
[under] the rule of fear
5 (for measuring) regla (f)
Sikhs were expected to adhere strictly to the religious rules concerning appearance the [Benedictine] rule
transitive verb
1 (govern) gobernar
feudal states, ruled by autocratic kings for four centuries foreigners had ruled Angola he ruled the company for 40 years to rule an empire the military government went on ruling the country he ruled an empire stretching from the Mediterranean to Central and South America
to rule the roost llevar la batuta
a woman of iron character who had ruled the roost for years of the big English brewers, Bass rules the roost in the south and west in many fields foreign capital still rules the roost you shouldn't let your two-year-old rule the roost with his tantrums and tears
2 (dominate, control) controlar; dominar
you shouldn't let work rule your life no deberías permitir que el trabajo controlara or dominara tu vida; Mars rules Aries Aries está bajo la influencia de Marte
be ruled by my advice he's ruled by his wife I won't be ruled by what he wants to rule one's temper computers might rule the world one day Lenin believed that the world was ruled by financial capital this city is ruled by industry and commerce the streets were ruled by gangs his passion for her ruled his life scientists have always been aware of how fear can rule our lives and make us ill
3 especially (Jur) (declare) dictaminar
judge, chairman, official
the court has ruled the strike to be illegal el tribunal ha dictaminado que la huelga es ilegal
the judge ruled the women's evidence inadmissible the judge ruled the defence out of order the High Court has ruled as illegal the decision by the government to ban public meetings of the opposition Movement a provincial magistrates' court last week ruled it unconstitutional to rule sth [out of order]
the motion was ruled out of order se decidió que la moción no procedía
Speaker Betty Boothroyd ruled personal criticism out of order Senator Patrick Moynihan of New York made a motion to adjourn until the 15th, but that motion was ruled out of order to rule [that] ... the judge ruled that the child should go to school the court ruled that laws passed by the assembly remained valid a woman who accused her male colleagues of sexism was being oversensitive, it was ruled yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that no state could limit the right of a woman to have an abortion during the first twelve weeks the track referee ruled that Williams had not been responsible for the crash
4 (draw) [+line] trazar; (draw lines on) [+paper] reglar
to rule a margin a ruled grid of horizontal and vertical lines
intransitive verb
1 (govern) gobernar; [+monarch] reinar
few people think the government has ruled wisely he ruled for only eight months
to rule over sth/sb gobernar algo/a algn
the king ruled over his subjects wisely el rey gobernaba a sus súbditos con sabiduría; the British ruled over a vast empire los británicos poseyeron un vasto imperio; the ancient dynasties that ruled over China las viejas dinastías que reinaban en China; one god who rules over all mankind un dios que tiene poder sobre toda la humanidad
the Ottomans, an Islamic empire of Turkish speaking people, ruled over the territories that became Iraq for 400 years the long line of feudal lords who had ruled over this land he ruled over a kingdom which included Norway, Iceland and most of France
2 (prevail) reinar
chaos rules in this school obviously economic forces rule in the marketplace
United rules OK (in graffiti) ¡aúpa United!; ¡arriba United!
3 (decide) [+chairman, president] decidir; resolver; [+judge, jury] fallar
to rule [to] do sth Robson was ruled to have fouled Dent the court ruled to allow the government to dump nuclear waste at sea a federal judge in San Jose has recently ruled to remove Intel's trademark protection on the 386 name
to rule against sth/sb fallar or resolver en contra de algo/algn
to rule in favour of sth/sb fallar en or a favor de algo/algn; resolver en or a favor de algo/algn
the chairman ruled against the proposal the judge ruled against the defense the home secretary ruled against her being allowed to stay in Britain Judge Haggarty denied the motion, ruling in favor of the plaintiffs
to rule on sth fallar or resolver or decidir en algo
the judge has not yet ruled on the case I was asked to rule on the case of a British seaman the prices ruling in Tokyo
modifier
rule book (n) reglamento (m)
there was nothing in the rule book to stop it one of the most serious offences mentioned in the Party rule book he relied on his own initiative, instead of on the rule book the rule book said he should be provided with protective clothing decades of being mesmerized by a rule-book approach have had their effect
we'll do it by or go by the rule book lo haremos de acuerdo con las normas
if you don't do it by the rule book, then you're for the sack we cannot always go by the rule book, can we? to play by the rule book he didn't get promotion because he didn't play by the rule book this was not the time to take risks; he knew he should play it by the rule book to throw the rule book at sb I had the rule book thrown at me for not reporting that incident he does tend to throw the rule book at you but as bosses go, he's not all bad
Rule Britannia es una canción patriótica que data de 1740. La letra, escrita por el poeta escocés James Thomson, celebra el control marítimo del que Gran Bretaña disfrutaba en aquella época. Aunque algunos critican el tono excesivamente chovinista de la canción, Rule Britannia aún se canta en algunas celebraciones de carácter patriótico, como la Last Night of the Proms. El estribillo reza así: Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves, Britons never never never shall be slaves.
note See culture box in entry prom.
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The word rule is the present subjunctive form of rular in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full rular conjugation.
rular
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rular(
rroo
-
lahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(to move around)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to go around
Llevamos horas rulando por el centro.We've been going around downtown for hours.
b. to be passed around (drugs, drinks)
En la fiesta, los porros rulaban sin parar.Joints were being passed around at the party non-stop.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to operate)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to work
¿Te rula internet?Is the Internet working for you?
b. to go
Este ordenador no rula.This computer isn't going.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(to make go around)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to pass around
¡Rula ese porro, hombre!Pass the joint around, dude!
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rular
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (colloquial)
a. to go, to work
esta tele no rulathis telly is bust
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rular
transitive verb
to pass round
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