soplo

soplo(
soh
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ploh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (blast of air)
a. blow
Apagó todas las velitas del pastel de un soplo.She put out all the birthday candles in one blow.
b. puff
De repente, sentí un soplo de aire en los ojos.I suddenly felt a puff of air in my eyes.
2. (blast of wind)
a. gust
Las hojas de los árboles empezaron a caer con el soplo del viento.The leaves on the trees started falling with the gust of wind.
b. puff
El soplo del viento refrescó la habitación.The puff of wind cooled the room.
3. (instant)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Nuestra boda se fue en un soplo.Our wedding went by like a flash.
La semana ha pasado como un soplo con tanta reunión y discusión.The week has gone by really quickly with so many meetings and discussions.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(hint)
a. tip-off
Alguien llamó para darle un soplo a los detectives.Someone called to give the detectives a tip-off.
5. (medicine)
a. murmur
El doctor descubrió un soplo en el corazón del paciente.The doctor found a murmur in the patient's heart.
6. (metallurgy)
a. blast
El soplo caliente dio inició al proceso de calentamiento.The hot blast started the heating process.
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soplo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (soplido)
a. blow, puff
2. (instante)
a. breath, moment
3. (medicine)
a. murmur
4. (colloquial)
a. tip-off
dar el soploto squeal to grass
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soplo
1 [de aire] (con la boca) blow; puff; (por el viento) puff; gust
en un soplo
la semana pasó como o en un soplo the week flew by; the week was over in no time
2 (Técnica) blast
3 tip-off
dar el soplo to squeal (familiar); ir con el soplo al director to tell tales to the headmaster; go and tell the head (familiar)
4 [de policía] informer; grass (familiar); fink (familiar); (EEUU)
5
soplo cardíaco soplo al corazón heart murmur
No es, pues, de extrañar que sea el corazón de los padres el que dé un vuelco cuando el pedriata les anuncia que su hijo tiene un [soplo cardiaco,] por mucho que se apresure a añadir que es un soplo inocente.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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