express(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (fast)
a. expreso
I take the express train to work in Chicago, so I get there faster than on the regular train.Tomo el tren expreso para ir a trabajar a Chicago, así que llego más pronto que en el tren regular.
b. rápido
I went on the express train to Moscow, because I was in a hurry.Me fui en el tren rápido a Moscú porque tenía prisa.
c. exprés
I sent the package via express mail because it had to get there the next day.Envié el paquete vía correo exprés porque tenía que llegar al día siguiente.
d. urgente
She sent the letter by express mail so it would arrive in time for the wedding.Envió la carta por correo urgente para que llegara a tiempo para la boda.
2. (specific)
a. expreso
My express statement was that we should meet here at 9 am.Mi declaración expresa fue de reunirnos aquí a las 9 am.
b. explícito
His express desire was for you to run the business in his absence.Su deseo explícito fue que tú administraras el negocio en su ausencia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to communicate)
a. expresar
Alan expressed his feelings in words and gestures to Nora.Alan expresó sus sentimientos con palabras y gestos a Nora.
4. (to squeeze out)
a. exprimir (juice)
We express fresh orange juice every morning at our restaurant.Exprimimos jugo de naranja fresco cada mañana en nuestro restaurante.
b. sacarse (milk)
Monica expresses milk for her baby several times a day.Mónica se saca leche para su bebé varias veces al día.
5. (to send by express mail)
a. enviar por correo exprés
It has to be there by tomorrow. You'd better express it.Tiene que llegar mañana. Sería mejor que lo enviaras por correo exprés.
6. (mathematics)
a. expresar
Express the value of h in terms of V.Expresa el valor de h en términos de V.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to say what one thinks)
a. expresarse
Tiffany was a quiet student, but she expressed herself well when she had to give an oral presentation.Tiffany era una estudiante callada, pero se expresaba bien cuando tenía que hacer una presentación oral.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (railroad)
a. el rápido
(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).
We'll take the express to Tokyo tomorrow and arrive very quickly.Mañana nos iremos en el rápido a Tokio y llegaremos muy pronto.
b. el expreso
(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).
We rode the express to York and barely had time for a sandwich in the dining car.Nos fuimos en el expreso a York y apenas tuvimos tiempo para un sándwich en el carro comedor.
c. el tren rápido
(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).
An express to San Francisco would reduce traffic on the highways and in the airports.Un tren rápido a San Francisco reduciría el tráfico en las carreteras y en los aeropuertos.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
9. (quickly)
a. por correo exprés
Send it express so it will get there on time.Envíalo por correo exprés para que llegue a tiempo.
b. por correo expreso
She mailed it express because it had to arrive before Tuesday.Lo mandó por correo expreso porque tenía que llegar antes del martes.
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express
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (train)
a. el (tren m) rápido
(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).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (clear; purpose, instruction)
a. expreso(a)
3. (rapid)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
express lettercarta urgente
express traintren rápido
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to send a letter expressenviar una carta urgente
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (opinion, emotion)
a. expresar
to express oneselfexpresarse
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express [ɪksˈpres]
transitive verb
1 (verbally, non-verbally) expresar
ideas, feelings, opinion
I haven't the words to express my thoughts this expresses exactly the meaning of the word you cannot express that so succinctly in French
her eyes expressed annoyance sus ojos expresaban irritación
they hooted their car horns to express their disapproval
they expressed interest in ... expresaron su interés en ...; he expressed his surprise at the result expresó su sorpresa ante el resultado; I'd like to express my thanks to everyone for ... quiero expresar mi agradecimiento a todos por ...; she had expressed a wish to meet them había manifestado su deseo de conocerlos; to express o.s. expresarse; to express o.s. in or through [+art, music etc] expresarse a través de
to express o.s. [in] music to express o.s. [through] art he could express himself more freely outside the office to express o.s. [in] French I expressed myself better in French. a child's often expresses its feelings by crying that increased confidence expressed [itself] in other ways to express [o.s.] The children had a big open space in which to express themselves
2 (send) [+letter, parcel] enviar por correo urgente or exprés
3 (Mat) (represent) expresar
here it is expressed as a percentage aquí está expresado en forma de porcentaje
4 (squeeze out) [+juice] exprimir;from de; [+milk] sacarse
adjective
1 (specific) [+purpose, intention] expreso
she came with the express purpose of causing trouble
to give sb express instructions to do sth dar instrucciones expresas a algn para que se haga algo; express warranty garantía (f) escrita
2 (fast) [+letter, delivery, mail] urgente; exprés; [+laundry, photography service] rápido
to send sth by express delivery or mail enviar algo por correo urgente or exprés; enviar algo exprés
We also have an express laundry service
adverb
to send or post sth express enviar algo por correo urgente or exprés; to travel express viajar en un tren rápido or expreso
noun
(train) expreso (m); rápido (m)
the Orient Express
modifier
express train (n) expreso (m); rápido (m)
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