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tension

tension(
tehn
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shihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (tautness)
a. la tensión
(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)
We need to release some of the tension on that sheet or we're going to capsize the boat.Tenemos que aflojar la tensión de la escota o el barco volcará.
b. la tirantez
(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)
(of a rope or a wire)
If there's too much tension on the rope, we won't be able to untie the knot.Si hay demasiada tirantez en la cuerda, no podremos desatar el nudo.
2. (unease)
a. la tensión
(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)
(in the atmosphere or a relationship)
Following the Second World War, there was increasing tension in the country.A raíz de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, la tensión en el país era cada vez mayor.
b. la tirantez
(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)
(in a relationship)
There's always been a lot of tension between my mother and my sister.Siempre ha habido mucha tirantez entre mi madre y mi hermana.
3. (stiffness)
a. la tensión
(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)
(of a muscle)
I have this tension in my forehead that won't leave me alone.Siento una tensión en la cabeza que no se me quita.
4. (mental strain)
a. la tensión
(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)
Playing sports helps me relieve some of the tension due to my job.Practicar deporte me ayuda a aliviar la tensión debida a mi trabajo.
5. (electromotive force)
a. la tensión
(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)
The tension in the circuit is 150 volts.La tensión del circuito es de 150 voltios.
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tension
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la tensión
(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)
tension [ˈtenʃən]
noun
1 (unease) (in atmosphere, situation) tensión (f); (in relations) tensión (f); tirantez (f)
there is a lot of tension between them entre ellos existe mucha tirantez
there has been increasing tension in relations between the two factions
2 (stiffness) [of person, in shoulders] tensión (f)
a nice warm bath will help to relieve tension ther's a lot of tension in your shoulders
3 (tightness) [of rope, wire] tensión (f); tirantez (f)
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