spy
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spy(
spay
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (profession)
a. el espía
(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).
, la espía
(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).
I think one of our CIA agents is really a British spy.Creo que uno de nuestros agentes de la CIA es realmente espía británico.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to watch in secret)
a. espiar
The boy spied on his parents' conversation from a tree branch.El chico espió la conversación de sus padres desde la rama del árbol.
3. (to work as a spy)
a. espiar
He worked as a double agent, spying for both sides.Trabajaba como doble agente, espiando para ambos bandos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to make out)
a. divisar
He spied a ship coming in over the horizon.Él divisó un barco que venía por el horizonte.
b. ver
Luckily, his thesis advisor spied the faults in his argument before he submitted his dissertation.Por suerte, su director de tesis vio los fallos en su argumento antes de que entregara la disertación.
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spy
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el espía
(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).
la espía
(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).
spy planeavión espía or de espionaje
spy ringred de espionaje
spy satellitesatélite espía or de espionaje
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (notice)
a. ver
she had spied a flaw in his reasoninghabía captado un error en su razonamiento
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. espiar
to spy on somebodyespiar a alguien
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spy [spaɪ]
noun
espía (m)
transitive verb
(catch sight of) divisar
finally I spied him coming por fin pude verlo viniendo; to play I spy jugar al veo-veo; I spy, with my little eye, something beginning with A veo, veo una cosa que empieza con A
intransitive verb
espiar; ser espía
to spy on sb espiar a algn; observar a algn clandestinamente; he spied for the USA fue espía al servicio de los EE.UU.
modifier
spy plane (n) avión (m) espía
spy ring (n) red (f) de espionaje
spy satellite (n) satélite (m) espía
spy ship (n) buque (m) espía
spy story (n) novela (f) de espionaje
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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