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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (expiration)
a. sigh
Mi hija dio un suspiro y puso los ojos en blanco mientras la sermoneé.My daughter gave a sigh and rolled her eyes as I lectured her.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Mi hijo aprendió a tocar la guitarra en un suspiro.My son learned how to play guitar in no time at all.
Los niños terminaron la tarea en un suspiro para poder salir a jugar.They kids finished their homework in the blink of an eye so they could go play outside.
3. (culinary)
a. meringue
Cómo me gustaría poder comer el suspiro, pero estoy de dieta.I'd love to be able to eat the meringue, but I'm on a diet.
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1 sigh
deshacerse en suspiros to sigh deeply; heave a great sigh; exhalar el último suspiro to breathe one's last
suspiro de alivio sigh of relief
2 (Latinoamérica) (Culin) meringue
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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