flow
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flow(
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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. (steady movement)
a. el flujo
(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 company's cash flow is reduced at the moment.El flujo de efectivo de la empresa se encuentra reducido en estos momentos.
b. la corriente
(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).
We need to reduce the air flow in this section.Hay que reducir la corriente de aire en esta sección.
c. el torrente
(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).
She's taking a medication to improve her blood flow.Está tomando un medicamento para mejorar su torrente sanguíneo.
d. la circulación
(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).
Traffic flow will be reduced due to road construction.Se reducirá la circulación por la construcción de la carretera.
e. el caudal
(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).
This device measures the flow of blood and transmits the data to your smartphone.Este aparato mide el caudal de sangre y transmite los datos a tu smartphone.
2. (tide)
a. la subida
(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).
Now that he's retired, he just sits on the porch and watches the ebb and flow of the tide.Ahora que está jubilado, se sienta en el porche a observar la bajada y la subida de la marea.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to move steadily)
a. fluir
Water flows through this valley after rain storms.El agua fluye por este valle después de los aguaceros.
b. correr
The valve broke and water flowed all night.Se rompió la válvula y el agua corrió toda la noche.
c. circular
The police moved the crash debris off to the side of the road and traffic is once again flowing.La policía apartó los restos del choque a un lado de la carretera y el tráfico vuelve a circular de nuevo.
4. (tide)
a. subir
The tide will flow in today at 2 pm.La marea subirá hoy a las 2 pm.
b. crecer
I'm afraid the sea will swallow the house on the shore when the tide flows.Me da miedo que el mar se trague la casa en la orilla del mar cuando crezca la marea.
5. (to spring forth)
a. manar
The stream flows from a spring in the mountains.El arroyo mana de un manantial en las montañas.
6. (to sound natural)
a. fluir
The first few phrases of the poem flow with vivid words.Las primeras frases del poema fluyen con palabras vívidas.
7. (to fall loosely)
a. caer
The skirt flows nicely when you walk.La falda cae de manera elegante cuando caminas.
8. (to stem from)
a. derivarse
The problems at the university flow from a lack of agreement regarding the purpose of an education.Los problemas en la universidad se derivan de la falta de acuerdo sobre el objetivo de la educación.
9. (to abound)
a. manar
Joy and wine were flowing at the Navarra wine harvest festival.Alegría y vino manaban en la vendimia de Navarra.
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flow
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of liquid)
a. el flujo
(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).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the speaker was interrupted in full flowel orador fue interrumpido en pleno discurso
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to follow the flow of an argumentseguir el hilo de un razonamiento
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to go with the flowseguir la corriente
flow chartorganigrama m
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (water)
a. correr, fluir
6. (fig)
a. fluir (ideas, conversation)
to flow into the seadesembocar en el mar
to flow fromderivarse de
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flow [fləʊ]
noun
[of river, tide, Elec] corriente (f); flujo (m); (direction) curso (m); [of blood] (from wound) flujo; [of words etc] torrente (m)
the flow of traffic la circulación (del tráfico); to maintain a steady flow [of people, vehicles] mantener un movimiento constante
to go with the flow dejarse llevar
intransitive verb
[+river] fluir; discurrir; [+tide] subir; crecer; [+blood] (from wound) manar; (through body) circular; [+tears] correr; [+hair] caer suavemente or con soltura; [+words] fluir
the words were flowing freely now
tears flowed down her cheeks le corrían las lágrimas por las mejillas; the river flows through the valley el río fluye or discurre por el valle; the river flowed over its banks el río se desbordó; the river flows into the sea el río desemboca en el mar; water was flowing from the pipe el agua brotaba de la tubería; traffic is now flowing normally el tráfico ya circula or fluye or discurre con normalidad; money flowed in el dinero entraba a raudales; people are flowing in entra la gente a raudales; to keep the conversation flowing mantener viva la conversación; the town flowed with wine and food el pueblo abundaba en vino y comida
modifier
flow chart flow diagram (n) organigrama (m)
flow sheet (n) (Comput) diagrama (m) de flujo; ordinograma (m); (Admin) organigrama (m)
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