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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (applicable to all)
a. general
The general meeting of property owners will take place Friday.La reunión general de los propietarios será el viernes.
2. (overall)
a. general
The general level of the students at the high school was low.El nivel general de los alumnos en el colegio era bajo.
3. (widespread)
a. general
The general belief was that the abandoned house was inhabited by a poltergeist.La creencia general era que la casa abandonada estaba habitada por un poltergeist.
4. (not specialized)
a. general
The talk was addressed to the general public, so I couldn't use too much specialist vocabulary.La charla iba dirigida al público general, así que no podía usar demasiados tecnicismos.
5. (usual)
a. general
As a general rule, dogs are not allowed on this beach.Por regla general, no se admiten perros en esta playa.
6. (unspecific)
a. general
In general terms, this new phone model is lighter, slimmer, and faster.En términos generales, este nuevo modelo de teléfono es más ligero, más fino y más rápido.
7. (rank or title)
a. general
Who is the general manager of the company?¿Quién es el gerente general de la empresa?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (military)
a. el general
(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).
, la general
(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).
The general ordered the soldiers to break ranks.El general ordenó a los soldados romper filas.
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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. (general)
in generalen general
2. (military)
a. el general
(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).
general of the armycapitán(ana) general
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (general)
a. general
as a general rulepor norma or regla general
in general termsen términos generales
general anesomethingeticanestesia general
General AssemblyAsamblea f General
general deliverylista de correos
general electionelecciones generales
general knowledgecultura general
general managerdirector(ora) general
general meetingasamblea general
4. (medicine)
general practicemedicina general
5. (medicine)
general practitionermédico(a) de cabecera or de familia
the general publicel gran público, el público en general
general storetienda f
general strikehuelga general
general [ˈdʒenərəl]
1 (overall) [+appearance, decline, attitude] general
the general standard of education is very high el nivel general de educación es muy alto
her general attitude has improved
2 (widespread) [+view, interest] general
there was general agreement on this question hubo un consenso general con respecto a esta cuestión
the decision met with general approval
contrary to general belief contrariamente a or en contra de lo que comúnmente se cree
there was general opposition to the proposal la oposición a la propuesta fue general or generalizada
for general use para el uso general
in general use de uso general
3 (vague, non-specific) general
beware of making statements which are too general ten cuidado de hacer afirmaciones que sean demasiado generales; the report was too general el informe era poco específico; try to be more general intenta no entrar tanto en detalles
she nodded in the general direction of the house
we drove in the general direction of Aberdeen fuimos conduciendo en dirección aproximada a Aberdeen
please direct any general enquiries you may have to my secretary le ruego solicite a mi secretaria cualquier información de carácter general
I've got the general idea tengo más o menos una idea
I've got the general idea but you may need to remind me about some of the details Do you think you understand? - Well, I've got the general idea ... by now you should have a general idea of what we're about
I'm beginning to get the general picture estoy empezando a hacerme una idea
a general term un término genérico
in general terms en líneas or términos generales
he spoke in general terms about the problem in general terms, such programs work as follows ...
4 (usual)
as a general rule por regla general
5 (not specialized) [+reader, public] no especializado
we employ two general labourers empleamos a dos obreros no especializados
an introduction to psychology for the general reader una introducción a la psicología para el lector no especializado
6 (at end of title) general
secretary general secretarioasecretaria (m) (f) general;a secretaria
Secretary General of the UN
in general en general
we discussed work in general hablamos sobre el trabajo en general
we want shorter shifts, and shorter working hours in general
in general this kind of situation can be controlled (normally) en general or por lo general este tipo de situaciones pueden controlarse
the particular and the general lo particular y lo general
it is easier to grasp the particular than the general ...her habit of arguing from the particular to the general
3 (Mil) (officer) general (m)
General Croft arrived late el general Croft llegó tarde; good morning, General Croft buenos días, General Croft
general anaesthetic general anesthetic (US) (n) anestesia (f) general
general assembly (n) asamblea (f) general
general audit (n) auditoría (f) general
general cargo (n) cargamento (m) mixto
General Certificate of Secondary Education (n) (Britain) (Educ)
note See culture box in entry GCSE.
the General Confession (n) (Church of England) la oración de confesión colectiva
general costs (n) gastos (m) generales
general dealer (n) (US) tienda (f); almacén (m); (S. Cone)
general delivery (n) (US) (Canada) lista (f) de correos
general election (n) elecciones (f) or comicios (m) generales
general headquarters (n) (Mil) cuartel (m) general
general holiday (n) día (m) festivo
general hospital (n) hospital (m)
general knowledge (n) cultura (f) general
general manager (n) directoradirectora (m) (f) general;a directora
general medicine (n) medicina (f) general
general meeting (n) asamblea (f) general
General Officer Commanding (n) (Mil) Comandante (m) en Jefe
general partnership (n) (Jur) sociedad (f) regular colectiva
General Post Office (n) (Britain) (Govt) (formerly) Correos (m); (main post office) oficina (f) de correos
general practice (n) (Britain) (Med) (work) medicina (f) general; (group) consultorio (m) médico
I am currently working in general practice actualmente estoy trabajando como médico de medicina general; to go into general practice entrar a trabajar en medicina general
he reckons a doctor going into general practice from a hospital would have to take a pay cut of £6,000 to £7,000 a year Doctors in general practice make an average of £41,830 Dr. Mateas Rilke has a general practice near Stuttgart, Germany he sold his general practice in order to pursue the career of a surgeon consultant
general practitioner (n) médicoamédica (m) (f) de medicina general (formal);a médica médicoamédica (m) (f) de cabecera;a médica
the general public (n) el público en general; el gran público
general science (n) (Educ) Ciencias (f)
general science teacher (n) profesoraprofesora (m) (f) de Ciencias;a profesora
General Secretary (n) SecretarioaSecretarioa (m) (f) General;a Secretarioa
general staff (n) estado (m) mayor (general)
general store (n) (US) tienda (f); almacén (m); (S. Cone)
general strike (n) huelga (f) general
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