stern

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stern(
stuhrn
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (harsh)
a. severo
When the guilty sentence was read, the judge offered the condemned man some stern comments.Cuando se leyó la sentencia de culpabilidad, el juez le ofreció al condenado unos comentarios severos.
b. duro
The principal gave her a stern reprimand for selling candy at school.La directora le dio una dura reprimenda por vender dulces en la escuela.
2. (serious)
a. serio
The children did not dare goof off in Mr. Johnson's class. His stern demeanor kept them in line.Los niños no se atrevían a holgazanear en la clase del Sr. Johnson. Su actitud seria los mantenía a raya.
b. severo
Anita gave a stern look to her daughter, who immediately put her seatbelt on.Anita le dio una mirada severa a su hija, quien inmediatamente se puso el cinturón de seguridad.
c. adusto
The director delivered the poor year-end results with a stern face.El director presentó los pésimos resultados de fin de año con cara adusta.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
3. (nautical)
a. la popa
(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).
(F)
They sat near the stern of the boat and cast their fishing lines into the water.Se sentaron cerca de la popa del barco y lanzaron los sedales al agua.
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stern
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (nautical)
a. la popa
(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).
(F)
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stern [stɜːn]
adjective
sterner (comparative)sternest (superlative) [+person, look] severo; [+reprimand] duro
a stern glance una mirada severa; a stern warning un serio aviso; he was very stern with me fue muy duro conmigo; but he was made of sterner stuff pero él tenía más carácter
stern [stɜːn]
noun
(Náut) popa (f)
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