singles
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singles(
sihng
-
guhlz
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (tennis)
a. los individuales
(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).
Bobby won the singles twice and will also play in next week's tournament.Bobby ganó dos veces los individuales y también jugará en el torneo de la próxima semana.
2. (unmarried people)
a. los solteros
(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).
, las solteras
(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).
Did you know this is a bar for singles?¿Sabías que esto es un bar para solteros?
b. los singles
(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).
, las singles
(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).
Why don't you use one of those apps that helps singles find a partner?¿Por qué no usas una de esas apps que ayuda a singles a buscar pareja?
single
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (just one)
a. solo
We only have one single cookie left? Who ate them all?¿Nos queda una sola galleta? ¿Quién se las comió?
b. único
We need to make a single payment.Tenemos que hacer un pago único.
4. (without a partner)
a. soltero
She's so beautiful. I wish she were single.Es tan linda. Ojalá estuviera soltera.
b. solo
Are you in a relationship or are you single right now?¿Ahora mismo tienes pareja o estás solo?
5. (for one person)
a. individual
I would like a single room with a balcony, please.Quisiera una habitación individual con balcón, por favor.
b. sencillo
Sandra's moving to a single bedroom next semester.Sandra se va a cambiar a un dormitorio sencillo el próximo semestre.
c. para uno solo
Sebastian sleeps in a single bed.Sebastián duerme en una cama para uno solo.
6. (simple)
a. sencillo
The rope came loose because it was tied with a single knot.La cuerda se soltó porque estaba atada con un nudo sencillo.
7. (one-way) (United Kingdom)
a. de ida
How much is a single ticket?¿Cuánto cuesta el billete de ida?
b. sencillo
It's not worth it buying a single ticket for a weekend trip.No vale la pena comprar un boleto sencillo para un viaje del fin de semana.
8. (emphatic)
a. todo (in affirmative phrases)
Every single thing I said is true.Absolutamente todo lo que dije es verdad.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(in negative phrases)
Not a single day passes without me thinking of him.No pasa ni un solo día en el que no piense en él.
There's not a single thing you can do here, so why don't you go home and rest?No hay nada que puedas hacer aquí, así que ¿por qué no te vas a casa y descansas?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
9. (room)
a. la habitación individual
(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).
Would you like a single or a double, Mr. Jones? - A single, please. I'm traveling alone.¿Quiere una habitación individual o doble, señor Jones? - Una habitación individual, por favor. Viajo solo.
b. la habitación sencilla
(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).
We're on a tight budget, so we squeezed into a single when we went to the city.Tenemos un presupuesto ajustado, así que nos metimos todos en una habitación sencilla cuando fuimos a la ciudad.
10. (ticket) (United Kingdom)
a. el boleto sencillo
(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).
With the sale they're having, it's better to buy two singles.Con la oferta que tienen, es mejor comprar dos boletos sencillos.
b. el boleto de ida
(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).
I bought a single to Marbella because I don't know when I'll return.Compré un boleto de ida a Marbella porque no sé cuando voy a volver.
c. el billete de ida
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Scott bought a single to Los Angeles, then drove back to New York.Scott compró un billete de ida a Los Angeles, y luego manejó de regreso a Nueva York.
11. (music)
a. el sencillo
(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).
Have you heard Ximena's new single? It's awesome.¿Ya escuchaste el nuevo sencillo de Ximena? Está genial.
b. el single
(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).
Chuck Berry's single "Johnny B. Goode" became an instant classic when it was released in 1958.El single "Johnny B. Goode" de Chuck Berry se convirtió en un clásico instantáneo cuando fue lanzado en 1958.
12. (sports)
a. el sencillo
(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).
(baseball)
The batter hit a single with the bases loaded.El bateador conectó un sencillo con las bases llenas.
b. el tanto
(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).
(cricket)
The batsman hit a single.El bateador bateó un tanto.
13. (money)
a. el billete de un dólar
(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).
I gave the bellboy a single.Le di un billete de un dólar al botones.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
14. (to select; used with "out")
a. distinguir
The actress was singled out for her dedicated environmental campaigning.La actriz fue distinguida por sus dedicados esfuerzos en hacer campaña a favor del medio ambiente.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
15. (sports)
a. conectar sencillo
The batter singled and reached first base.El bateador conectó sencillo y llegó a primera base.
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single
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (record)
a. el sencillo m, single
(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).
2. (ticket) (United Kingdom)
a. el billete or
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
b. el boleto sencillo or de ida
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
3. (hotel room)
a. la habitación sencilla or individual
(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).
singles(modalidad f de) individuales mpl
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (just one)
a. único(a), solo(a)
every single daytodos los días
not a single oneni uno solo
I haven't seen a single soulno he visto ni un alma
don't say a single wordno digas ni una (sola) palabra
5. (finance)
a.
single currencymoneda única
6. (economics)
a.
single (European) marketmercado único (europeo)
7. (not double)
a.
in single figurespor debajo de diez
in single fileen fila india
single bedcama individual
single roomhabitación sencilla or individual
8. (not married)
a. soltero(a)
single mothermadre soltera
single parentpadre m/madre soltero(a)
single parent familyfamilia monoparental
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single [ˈsɪŋɡl]
adjective
1 (before noun) (one only) solo
in a single day en un solo día
a single rose was growing in the garden
we heard a single shot oímos un solo disparo; our team won by a single point nuestro equipo ganó por un solo punto
a single thickness of fabric In the distance a single bird cries... The machine is operated by a single button I drank my brandy in a single gulp take a single piece of paper and fold it in two
2 (before noun) (emphatic)
we didn't see a single car that afternoon no vimos ni un solo coche esa tarde
not a single one was left no quedó ni uno
it rained every single day no dejó de llover ni un solo día; llovió todos los días sin excepción
I did not doubt her sincerity for a single moment no dudé de su sinceridad ni por un momento
not a or one single person came to her aid ni una sola persona fue a ayudarla
the single biggest problem el problema más grande
the US is the single biggest producer of carbon dioxide los EEUU son los mayores productores de carbón
I couldn't think of a single thing to say no se me ocurría nada que decir
the single most important producer The biggest single issue in the election campaign is unemployment It was the largest single massacre in modern warfare This is the most important single invention since the wheel
3 (before noun) (individual)
he gave her a single rose le dio una rosa; a single diamond un solitario
a ring with a single diamond
4 (before noun) (not double) [+bed, sheet, room] individual; [+garage] para un solo coche; [+whisky, gin etc] sencillo; [+bloom] simple
a single knot un nudo sencillo
she tied the bow in a single knot I had 2 single whiskies followed by a couple of doubles this particular variety produces masses of brightly coloured single blooms
5 (unmarried) [+person] soltero; [+mother, father] sin pareja; [+life] de soltero
"marital status?" - "single" ...the basic state pension for a single [person] A significant number of single people are becoming adoptive parents Eve lets out rooms in her house to single women Many people opt for the freedom of single [life]
6 (before noun) (Britain) (one-way) [+ticket, fare] de ida
How much is the single [fare] to London?
noun
1 (in hotel) (also single room) habitación (f) individual
Book one single and two doubles.
2 (Britain)(also single ticket) billete (m) de ida
A single to Edinburgh, please.
3 (record) sencillo (m); single (m)
Last week two of the best-selling singles in America were by Australians.
4 (Cricket) (one run) tanto (m)
he's managed to score a few singles, but little more than that They ran a quick single.
5 (Britain) (pound coin or note) billete (m) or moneda (f) de una libra; (US) (dollar note) billete (m) de un dólar
200 dollars in singles `How would you like the money?" `Three fives, and the rest in singles please."...
6 singles (Tennis) etc individuales (m)
the men's singles los individuales masculinos
The high serve is used a lot in singles... Who will be the men's singles champion?
(unmarried people) solteros (m)
modifier
single combat (n) combate (m) singular
...officers who needed to prove their bravery by single combat
in single combat en combate singular
He intends to pursue and defeat him in single combat
single cream (n) (Britain) crema (f) de leche líquida; nata (f) líquida; (Esp)
single density disk (n) disco (m) de densidad sencilla
single European currency (n) moneda (f) europea
single file (n)
in single file en fila india
single honours (n) licenciatura universitaria en la que se estudia una sola especialidad
She was able to secure a place to do single honours law
single lens reflex (camera) (n) cámara (f) réflex de una lente
single malt (whisky) (n) whisky (m) de malta
...a bottle of fine single malt ...Scotland's finest single malt whiskies
single market (n) mercado (m) único
single parent (n) (woman) madre (f) soltera; madre (f) sin pareja; (man) padre (m) soltero; padre (m) sin pareja
the rising number of single parents
singles bar (n) bar (m) para solteros
single spacing (n) (Tip) interlineado (m) simple
in single spacing a espacio sencillo
single supplement single person supplement single room supplement (n) (in hotel) recargo (m) por reserva individual
The trip is from 18 to 22 September, and costs £ 630 - with no single supplement There is a single person supplement of £ 20 per night If you are travelling alone, the single room supplement is £ 11 a night
single transferable vote (n) (Pol)
single transferable vote system sistema (m) del voto único transferible
Elections in Northern Ireland are fought under the single transferable vote system of proportional representation A few countries use the single transferable vote
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single
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This word is used in the plural in the sense shown in 2).
single(
seeng
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gehl
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (music)
a. single
El primer single extraído del último álbum del grupo tuvo mucho éxito.The first single from the band's latest album was very successful.
2. (sports)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. singles
Andy Murray juega singles pero su hermano Jamie se especializa en los dobles.Andy Murray plays singles but his brother Jamie specializes in doubles.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(unmarried person)
a. single
La app de contactos fue concebida para singles pero muchos casados también la usan.The dating app was conceived for singles but a lot of married people also use it.
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single
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. single
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single
1 (Música) single
2 singles (Tenis) singles
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