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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (changing)
a. cambiante
The politician's shifting attitude surprised us when he didn't vote the way we expected.La actitud cambiante del político nos sorprendió cuando no votó como esperábamos.
2. (unstable)
a. movedizo
The shifting sands of Middle East geopolitics pose a global challenge.Las arenas movedizas de la geopolítica del Medio Oriente constituyen un desafío para el mundo entero.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (activity)
a. el movimiento
(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 boy's constant shifting disturbed the whole class.El movimiento continuo del niño molestaba a toda la clase.
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shifting [ˈʃɪftɪŋ]
[+sand] movedizo; [+winds] cambiante; [+values, attitudes] cambiante
his constantly shifting moods sus cambios de humor constantes
Shifting sands and gravels have been responsible for the build up of coastal spits like the 8 miles of Orford Beach it's impossible to control because of strong shifting winds the shifting values of today's young people the constantly shifting patterns in a kaleidoscope The Sun moves around the galaxy through a constantly shifting pattern of other stars a shifting pattern of political alliances
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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