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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. (road sign)
a. stop sign
La culpa del accidente fue suya porque que se saltó usted el stop.The accidente was your fault because you ran the stop sign.
b. halt sign
En ese cruce hay un stop, pero la mayoría de los conductores lo ignoran.There's a halt sign at that crossroads, but most drivers ignore it.
2. (halt)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Yo siempre hago el stop porque pienso que la señal está ahí por algún motivo.I always stop at the stop sign because I think it must be there for a reason.
Suspendí el examen de manejar porque no hice el stop.I failed my driving test because I didn't stop at the stop sign.
3. (light)
Regionalism used in Colombia
a. stop light
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Estoy segura de que el conductor del camión frenó porque se encendieron los stops.I'm sure the driver of the truck braked because the stop lights came on.
b. brake light (United Kingdom)
Tenemos que llevar el carro al taller porque uno de los stops está estropeado.We have to take the car to the garage because one of the brake lights doesn't work.
4. (button)
a. stop
Pulsé varias veces el stop, pero la música seguía sonando.I pressed stop several times, but the music kept on playing.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
5. (halt)
a. stop
¡Stop, stop! ¡Le vas a dar al auto de detrás!Stop, stop! You're going to hit the car behind!
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (automotive)
a. stop sign
2. (en telegrama)
a. stop
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stop [esˈtop]
stop sign; halt sign
[saltarse] un stop La infracción que mayor número de puntos suma es el [exceso de velocidad,] que penaliza con cuatro puntos. A continuación, el pasar un semáforo en rojo, que penaliza al infractor con tres puntos, [saltarse un stop,] que suma dos puntos, y girar indebidamente, que lo hace con uno.
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