suspenso
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suspenso(
soos
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pehn
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soh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (anxious expectancy)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. suspense
El autor mantiene con efectividad el suspenso hasta el último momento del libro.The author cleverly maintains the suspense right to the last moment of the book.
2. (education)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. fail
Si saco un suspenso en este examen mis padres me castigarán sin salir.If I get a fail on this exam my parents will ground me.
b. failure
Un suspenso repetido en una materia indica que el estudiante tiene un problema de comprensión.Repeated failure in a subject means the student has a problem of comprehension.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (not passed)
a. who failed
Como ha habido demasiados estudiantes suspensos voy a repetir el examen.Since there were too many students who failed, I am going to repeat the exam.
4. (perplexed)
a. amazed
Cuando le dije a mis padres que estaba embarazada se quedaron suspensos.My parents were amazed when I told them I was pregnant.
b. astonished
El médico se quedó suspenso cuando vio que el chico no tenía ombligo.The doctor was astonished when he saw the boy didn't have a navel.
c. bewildered
Me quedé totalmente suspensa. Ayer me dijiste que viniera y ahora me echas.I'm totally bewildered. Yesterday you told me to come and now you throw me out.
d. baffled
El jugador se quedó suspenso cuando el árbitro lo expulsó sin motivo aparente.The player was baffled when the referee sent him off for no apparent reason.
5. (suspended)
a. hanging
La ceniza suspensa en el aire suponía un peligro para que los aviones volaran.The ash hanging in the air made it dangerous for planes to fly.
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suspenso
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (colgado)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
suspenso dehanging from
2. (no aprobado)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
estar suspensoto have failed
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (nota)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
sacar un suspensoto fail
en suspensopending
4. (suspense)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. suspense
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suspenso
adjective
1 (colgado) hanging; suspended; hung;de from
2 (Escol) [+candidato] failed
3
estar o quedarse suspenso (pasmarse) to be astonished; be amazed; (maravillarse) to be filled with wonder; (aturdirse) to be bewildered; be baffled
1 (Escol) (asignatura) fail; failure
tengo un suspenso en inglés I failed English
2
estar en o quedar en suspenso: la reunión ha quedado en suspenso hasta el jueves they've adjourned the meeting until next Thursday; el juicio está en suspenso hasta que se encuentre un nuevo juez the trial has been suspended until a new judge can be found
3 (Latinoamérica) (misterio) suspense
una novela/película de suspenso a thriller
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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