A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (calculation)
a. rough estimate
Los expertos hicieron un tanteo de los recursos necesarios para llevar a cabo el proyecto.The experts made a rough estimate of the resources needed to carry out the project.
b. estimate
Según el tanteo, ganaríamos miles de euros vendiendo este producto.According to the estimate, we would make thousands of euros selling this product.
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no direct translation
La conversación entre los dos amigos los condujo al tanteo de los riesgos del viaje.The conversation between the two friends led them to sizing up the risks of the trip.
El tanteo de los pros y los contras nos hizo tomar la decisión de comprar una casa nueva.Weighing up the pros and cons made us decide to buy a new house.
2. (sports)
a. score
El equipo consiguió la victoria con un tanteo de 4-1.The team achieved victory with a score of 4-1.
3. (experiment)
a. testing
El tanteo demuestra que los ratones reaccionan igual con ambos medicamentos.The testing shows that mice react the same with both medicines.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (prueba, sondeo)
a. testing out
2. (de posibilidades, ventajas)
a. weighing up
3. (de contrincante, puntos débiles)
a. sizing up
4. (cálculo aproximado)
a. rough calculation, estimate
a tanteoroughly
5. (puntuación)
a. score
6. (law)
a. first option
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1 (cálculo) rough estimate; (consideración) weighing up
a o por tanteo by guesswork
2 (prueba) test; testing; trial; [de situación] sounding out
al tanteo by trial and error
Les falla el instrumental de medida y buscan una terapia al tanteo
conversaciones de tanteo exploratory talks
3 (Dep) score
un tanteo de 9-7 a score of 9-7
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