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founder

founder(
faun
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duhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (initiator)
a. el fundador
(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).
(M)
, la fundadora
(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).
(F)
The founder of the company is now quite wealthy.La fundadora de la empresa es bastante adinerada ahora.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to sink)
a. hundirse
The lighthouse keeper saw the ship foundering in the waves.El cuidador del faro vio el barco hundiéndose en las olas.
b. irse a pique
If we don't jettison some cargo, we will surely founder.Si no echamos cargamento por la borda, seguramente nos iremos al pique.
3. (to fail)
a. irse a pique
Negotiations began to founder because we couldn't reach a compromise.Las negociaciones empezaron a irse a pique porque no pudimos llegar a un acuerdo.
b. zozobrar
Investors panicked when they found out that the company was foundering.Los accionistas entraron en pánico cuando se enteraron de que la compañía zozobraba.
4. (to fall)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(horse)
The horse foundered as it came down the slope, throwing the rider to the ground.Al bajar la cuesta, el caballo dio un traspié y arrojó el jinete al suelo.
The poor old nag foundered under the weight of the burden.El pobre rocín colapsó bajo el peso de la carga.
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founder
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (project, talks)
a. irse a pique
founder [ˈfaʊndəʳ]
noun
(originator) fundadorafundadora (m) (f);a fundadora
modifier
founder member (n) (Britain) miembro (m) fundadorafundadora;a fundadora
founder [ˈfaʊndəʳ]
intransitive verb
(Náut) hundirse; irse a pique; fracasar;on debido a;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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