seesaw

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seesaw(
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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. (playground game)
a. el balancín
(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)
Julieta and Diego got off the swings and went to play on the seesaw.Julieta y Diego se bajaron de los columpios y fueron a jugar en el balancín.
b. el subibaja
(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)
One of the boys jumped on one end of the seesaw, and his friend went flying into the air.Uno de los chicos saltó en un extremo del subibaja, y su amigo salió volando por los aires.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(instability)
a. el vaivén
(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)
Her parents' imminent divorce had Sally living in a permanent emotional seesaw.El inminente divorcio de sus padres tenía a Sally viviendo en un permanente vaivén emocional.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to move back and forth)
a. columpiarse
The drunk patron was seesawing dangerously on his bar stool.El cliente borracho se columpiaba peligrosamente en el taburete.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to fluctuate)
a. oscilar
The price of gas seesawed up and down all year long.El precio de la gasolina osciló de arriba abajo todo el año.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
5. (moving back and forth)
a. de vaivén
The little boy sat on the swing, singing and swaying with a seesaw motion.El niñito se sentó en el columpio, cantando y meciéndose con un movimiento de vaivén.
b. oscilante
Don't let the seesaw behavior of the stock market discourage you from investing.No dejes que el comportamiento oscilante del mercado de acciones te disuada de invertir.
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seesaw
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 balancín
(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)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (prices, mood)
a. fluctuar
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seesaw [ˈsiːsɔː]
noun
(apparatus, game) subibaja (m); balancín (m)
adjective
[+movement] oscilante; de vaivén
seesaw motion movimiento (m) oscilante or de vaivén
intransitive verb
columpiarse; vacilar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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