tablas
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tablas(
tah
-
blahs
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (chess)
a. stalemate
Después de tres días de juego, la partida terminó tablas.After three days of play, the game ended in a stalemate.
b. draw
La partida terminó tablas cuando ningún jugador veía una forma de ganar.The game ended in a draw when neither player saw a way to win.
2. (theater)
a. stage
Subió a las tablas por primera vez a la edad de tres.She went on stage for the first time at the age of three.
3. (bullfighting)
a. barrier
El picador corrió para las tablas.The picador ran for the barrier.
tabla
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
4. (long, flat piece)
a. board (wood)
Construyó una casa de tablas en el bosque.He built a house of boards in the woods.
b. plank (wood)
El pirata lo obligó a caminar por la tabla.The pirate made him walk the plank.
c. slab (stone)
Tenemos una hermosa tabla de mármol que vamos a usar en la cocina.We have a beautiful slab of marble we are going to use in the kitchen.
5. (fold)
a. pleat
Dicen que las faldas de tablas volverán a estar de moda esta primavera.They say skirts with pleats will be back in fashion this spring.
6. (graphic representation)
a. table
De acuerdo con la tabla de distancias, hay 620 kilómetros de Madrid a Barcelona.According to the distance table, it is 620 kilometers from Madrid to Barcelona.
7. (art)
a. panel
Un óleo sobre tabla fue descubierto en la excavación del templo antiguo.An oil on panel was discovered in the excavation of the ancient temple.
8. (long, narrow table)
a. counter
El empleado colocó la mercancía en la tabla.The clerk laid the merchandise out on the counter.
9. (sports)
a. surfboard
Las olas están buenísimas. ¡Vamos, agarra tu tabla!The waves are sick. Come on, grab your surfboard!
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tabla
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de madera)
a. plank
tabla de plancharironing board
2. (sports)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tabla de saltosdiving board
3. (pliegue)
a. pleat
4. (lista, gráfico)
a. table
tabla de conversiónconversion table
tabla de materiastable of contents
tabla de multiplicaciónmultiplication table
tabla periódica (de los elementos)periodic table (of elements)
5. (culinary)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tabla de cocinachopping board
tabla de patésselection of pâtés
tabla de quesoscheeseboard
6. (de surf, vela)
a. board
tabla de surfsurfboard
7. (art)
a. panel
8. (expresiones)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ser una tabla de salvaciónto be a last resort o hope
hacer tabla rasato wipe the slate clean
9. (en ajedrez)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
quedar en o hacer tablasto end in stalemate
quedamos/el debate quedó en tablaswe reached a stalemate, the debate ended in a stalemate
10. (theater)
a. stage, boards
11. (theater)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tener (muchas) tablasto be an experienced actor
12. (bullfighting)
a. fence surrounding bullring
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tabla
1 (pieza) [de madera] plank; board; [de piedra] slab; (Arte) panel; (estante) shelf; (Caribe) (mostrador) shop counter
estar en las tablas (Caribe) to be destitute
escaparse en una tabla to have a narrow escape; have a close shave
hacer tabla rasa to make a clean sweep
hacer tabla rasa de algo to completely disregard sth; ride roughshod over sth
salvarse en una tabla to have a narrow escape; have a close shave
tabla a vela surfboard; windsurfing board
tabla de amasar
tabla de dibujo drawing board
tabla de esmeril emery board
tabla de lavar washboard
tabla del suelo floorboard
tabla de picar chopping board
tabla de planchar ironing board
tabla de quesos cheeseboard
tabla de salvación last resort; only hope
tabla deslizadora tabla de surf surfboard
tabla de windsurf windsurfing board
2 tablas (Taur) barrier
singular
; (s)
(Teat) stage
singular
; (s)
pisar las tablas to tread the boards; salir a las tablas to go on the stage; become an actor/actress
coger tablas (en teatro) to gain acting experience; to get the hang of it
tener (muchas) tablas [+actor] to have a good stage presence; [+político] to be an old hand
3 tablas (Ajedrez) draw
singular
; (s)
stalemate
singular
; (s)
hacer tablas quedar en tablas to draw; to reach stalemate; be deadlocked
el partido quedó en tablas the game was a draw; the game was drawn
tablas por ahogado stalemate
4 [de falda] box pleat; broad pleat
5 (lista) (Matemáticas) table; (en libro) (índice) table; (Dep) (also tabla clasificatoria) table; (league) table; (Informática) array
tabla de consulta (Informática) lookup table
tabla de ejercicios tabla de gimnasia exercise routine; set of exercises
tabla de logaritmos table of logarithms
tabla de mareas tide table
Se creará una base de datos que incluirá información sobre mares y aguas costeras, índices de fanales y [tablas de mareas;] la tarea corresponderá a los servicios hidrográficos nacionales.
tabla de materias table of contents
tabla de multiplicar multiplication table
tabla de valores set of values
tabla salarial wage scale
tabla trazadora plotter
6 (Agr) plot; patch
7 (And)
cantarle las tablas a algn to tell it to sb straight
salir con las tablas to fail
queer (muy_familiar); fairy (muy_familiar); fag (muy_familiar); (EEUU)
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