swan

swan(
swan
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (animal)
a. el cisne
(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).
(M)
A pair of swans with five cygnets glided by on the river.Un par de cisnes con cinco crías pasaron deslizándose en el río.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to move casually)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He wasn't happy with the idea of me swanning off to France with someone he didn't know.No le gustaba la idea de que yo me escapara a Francia con alguien que él no conocía.
She swanned by, trailing a whiff of perfume.Pasó olímpicamente, dejando un olorcillo a perfume.
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swan
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el cisne
(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).
(M)
2. (fig)
a.
swan songcanto de cisne
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (colloquial)
a.
to swan in/outentrar/salir despreocupadamente
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swan [swɒn]
noun
cisne (m)
Swan Lake El Lago de los Cisnes
intransitive verb
to swan around pavonearse; to swan off to New York escaparse a Nueva York
modifier
swan dive (n) (US)
swallow dive See culture box in entry swallow.
swan song (n) canto (m) del cisne
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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