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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (rickety)
a. wobbly
Juana subió a una vieja silla tambaleante y cambió la bombilla.Juana stood up on a wobbly old chair and changed the light bulb.
b. unsteady
Cruzamos al otro lado del río a través de un puente de sogas tambaleante.We crossed to the other side of the river over an unsteady rope bridge.
2. (wavering)
a. staggering
Me di cuenta por su modo de caminar tambaleante que Rosa estaba mareada y se iba a desmayar.I realized by her staggering walk that Rosa was feeling dizzy and about to faint.
3. (unstable)
a. tottering
El tambaleante régimen comunista está a punto de hundirse y dar paso a elecciones democráticas.The tottering Communist regime is about to collapse and give way to democratic elections.
b. shaky
Las inversiones extranjeras traerán estabilidad a una economía tambaleante.Overseas investment will bring stability to a shaky economy.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (inestable; mesa)
a. wobbly, unsteady
2. (persona)
a. staggering
3. (gobierno, economía)
a. unstable, shaky
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1 [+persona] staggering; [+paso] unsteady; [+mueble] unsteady; wobbly; [+vehículo] swaying
2 [+economía, democracia] shaky; [+régimen] tottering
el tambaleante régimen zairense la monarquía absoluta, cada vez más tambaleante La tambaleante lira turca está por los suelos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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