threshold
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threshold(
threhsh
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hold
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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. (doorway)
a. el umbral
(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).
After opening the door, Sally stood on the threshold and hesitated before coming in.Después de abrir la puerta, Sally se detuvo en el umbral y dudó antes de entrar.
2. (limit)
a. el umbral
(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).
I could never be a teacher seeing as my patience has a very low threshold.Nunca podría ser maestra debido a que mi paciencia tiene un umbral muy bajo.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(entrance)
a. las puertas
(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).
When we arrived to on battlefield, it seemed we had reached the threshold of hell.Cuando entramos al campo de batalla, parecía que habíamos llegado a las puertas del infierno.
b. el umbral
(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).
The old man reached the threshold of depression after his wife died.La muerte de su esposa llevó al anciano al umbral de la depresión.
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threshold
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (also fig)
a. el umbral
(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).
to cross the thresholdfranquear el umbral
to be on the threshold (of)estar en el umbral or en puertas (de)
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threshold [ˈθreʃhəʊld]
noun
1 (doorway) umbral (m)
2 umbral (m); puertas (f)
to be on the threshold of estar en el umbral or a las puertas de; pain threshold umbral (m) de dolor; sound threshold umbral (m) sonoro; to have a low pain threshold tener poca tolerancia del dolor
modifier
threshold agreement (n) convenio (m) de nivel crítico
threshold price (n) precio (m) umbral; precio (m) mínimo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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