tailgate

tailgate(
teyl
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geyt
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (automobile)
a. el portón trasero
(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)
Zuriel lowered the tailgate to load the pickup.Zuriel bajó el portón trasero para cargar la camioneta.
b. la puerta trasera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Close the tailgate securely so nothing falls out while driving.Cierra la puerta trasera firmemente para que nada se caiga al circular.
2. (party in a stadium parking lot before the game)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I saw all my old college roommates at the tailgate.Vi a todos mis antiguos compañeros de cuarto de la universidad en la fiesta.
They served hot dogs and hamburgers at the tailgate.Sirvieron perros calientes y hamburguesas en la fiesta antes del partido.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to follow closely)
a. conducir pegado al vehículo de delante
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Gabriel got a ticket for tailgating.Multaron a Gabriel por conducir pegado al vehículo de delante.
b. manejar pegado al vehículo de delante
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I hate people who tailgate on the highway.Odio a la gente que maneja pegado al vehículo de delante en la carretera.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to follow closely)
a. conducir pegado a
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
It makes me nervous when someone's tailgating me at high speeds on the freeway.Me pone nervioso cuando alguien conduce pegado a mí a alta velocidad en la autopista.
b. manejar pegado a
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
There's no point in him tailgating the truck, because there's nowhere he can pass it.No tiene sentido manejar pegado al camión, porque no hay por dónde adelantarlo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
5. (related to a parking lot picnic)
a. de la puerta del cajón
Claude took a large pot to boil some crawfish at the tailgate party before the game.Claude llevó una olla grande para hervir unos cangrejos de río en la fiesta de la puerta del cajón antes del partido.
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tailgate [ˈteɪlɡeɪt]
noun
(Aut) puerta (f) trasera
transitive verb
ir a rebufo de
intransitive verb
ir a rebufo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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