stalemate
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stalemate(
steyl
-
meyt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (chess)
a. las tablas
(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 played him twice and both games ended in stalemate.Jugué dos partidas con él y ambas quedaron en tablas.
2. (deadlock)
a. el punto muerto
(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).
New talks are to be held today in a bid to break the stalemate with the Postal Workers Union.Hoy tendrán lugar nuevas discusiones en un intento de romper el punto muerto con el sindicato de los empleados de correos.
b. el impasse
(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).
We had reached a stalemate, as neither side was willing to compromise.Habíamos llegado a un impasse porque ninguna de las dos partes estaba dispuesta a transigir.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (chess)
a. quedar en tablas con
The German player stalemated the Russian in a nailbiting game.El jugador alemán quedó en tablas con el ruso en una partida llena de tensión.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to reach deadlock)
a. llegar a un punto muerto
Talks between the two countries have stalemated, and there seems to be no way forward.Las negociaciones entre los dos países llegaron a un punto muerto y parece no haber forma de avanzar.
b. llegar a un impasse
The conflict is in danger of stalemating, and new proposals are needed.El conflicto corre peligro de llegar a un impasse y se necesitan nuevas propuestas.
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stalemate
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in chess, negotiations)
a. la tablas
(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).
to reach a stalematellegar a un punto muerto
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stalemate [ˈsteɪlmeɪt]
noun
1 (Chess) ahogado (m)
2 punto (m) muerto
there is stalemate between the two powers las relaciones entre las dos potencias están en un punto muerto or en un impasse; the stalemate is complete la paralización es completa; to reach stalemate estancarse
transitive verb
(Chess) ahogar; dar tablas por ahogado a; paralizar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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