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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (straight)
a. erguido
In front of the palace stood a solitary soldier, with his back straight and his head erect.Delante del palacio había un solo soldado, con la espalda recta y la cabeza erguida.
b. derecho
You'll make a better impression if you keep an erect posture.Causarás mejor impresión si mantienes la postura derecha.
2. (physiology)
a. erecto
It was cold, and Claire's nipples were visibly erect under her thin T-shirt.Hacía frío y se notaba que los pezones de Claire estaban erectos bajo su camiseta fina.
3. (animal physiology)
a. erguido
Westies' ears are always erect.Las orejas de los westies siempre están erguidas.
b. tieso
Do you see how erect Toby's ears are? He's listening to something.¿Ves como Toby tiene las orejas muy tiesas? Está escuchando algo.
c. levantado
With her tail erect, the cat went up to Edmund and miaowed.La gata se acercó a Edmund con la cola levantada y maulló.
d. parado
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The dog was watching me, its ears erect.Las orejas paradas, el perro me miraba.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to put up or place)
a. erigir
In which part of the city are they going to erect this statue?¿En qué parte de la ciudad van a erigir esta estatua?
b. montar
In view of the mosquitoes, I think it was a mistake to erect our tent so near to the river.Con tantos mosquitos, creo que fue un error montar nuestra tienda de campaña tan cerca del río.
c. armar
This tent can be erected in under 20 minutes.Esta tienda de campaña puede armarse en menos de 20 minutos.
d. levantar
We'll have to erect scaffolding to be able to fix the chimney.Tendremos que levantar andamios para poder arreglar la chimenea.
5. (to build)
a. erigir
This castle was erected in the 12th century.Este castillo se erigió en el siglo XII.
b. levantar
They wanted to erect a wall to repel invaders.Querían levantar un muro para repeler a los invasores.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. erguido(a), erecto(a)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a. erigir
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erect [ɪˈrekt]
[+person, head, posture] erguido; derecho; [+plant, stem] vertical; recto; [+tail, ears] tieso; parado; (LAm) (Fisiol) [+penis] erecto;
to walk erect caminar derecho or erguido; to hold o.s. or stand erect mantenerse derecho or erguido
transitive verb
[+monument, statue, temple] erigir (formal); [+mast, wall, building, barricade] levantar; [+tent, scaffolding] montar;
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