plot
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plot(
plat
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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. (literature, theater, cinema)
a. el argumento
(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 plot lacks credibility.Al argumento le falta credibilidad.
b. la trama
(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).
The plot of the book is extremely intricate.La trama del libro es extremadamente compleja.
2. (conspiracy)
a. el complot
(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 was accused of being behind a plot to destroy him.Se le acusó de estar detrás de un complot para destruirlo.
b. la conspiración
(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).
All those who took part in the plot were executed.Todos los que tomaron parte en la conspiración fueron ejecutados.
3. (land)
a. el terreno
(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).
He built his house on a plot he inherited from his father.Construyó la casa en un terreno que heredó de su padre.
b. la parcela
(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).
Farmers often work several different plots.Los agricultores a menudo cultivan varias parcelas.
c. el solar
(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 plot across the road has been sold and they're going to build a supermarket on it.Se ha vendido el solar al otro lado de la carretera y van a construir un supermercado allí.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to plan)
a. tramar
They were plotting the president's downfall.Estaban tramando la caída del presidente.
5. (to mark out)
a. trazar (a course)
They learn to plot a course between a series of points.Aprenden a trazar la derrota entre una serie de puntos.
b. determinar (a position)
They had no means of plotting their position.No había ninguna manera de determinar su posición.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to conspire)
a. conspirar
He accused them of plotting to overthrow him.Los acusó de conspirar para derrocarlo.
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plot
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (conspiracy)
a. el trama f, complot
(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. (of play, novel)
a. el trama f, argumento
(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).
3. (fig)
a.
the plot thickensel asunto se complica
4. (land)
a. el terreno
(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).
(vegetable) plothuerta f, huerto m
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (plan)
a. tramar, planear
to plot to do somethingtramar or planear hacer algo
to plot a film/noveltrazar el argumento de una película/novela
6. (draw; curve)
a. trazar
7. (progress, development)
a. representar
to plot a courseplanear or trazar una ruta (en el mapa)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (conspire)
a. confabularse, conspirar
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plot [plɒt]
noun
1 (conspiracy) complot (m); conjura (f)
2 (Literat) (Teat) trama (f); argumento (m)
to lose the plot perderse; perder el hilo
Channel 4 was set up as a public-service channel. Through overenthusiasm it has decided to throw away its past. In doing that it has lost the plot Ford rather lost the plot with the Mark 2 because they tried to turn the Capri into a family car — and the Capri's fun to drive "The three main political parties have lost the plot," she says, `they're out of the game"
the plot thickens la cosa se complica
transitive verb
1 (on graph etc) [+progress, course, position] trazar
to plot A against Z trazar A como función de Z
2 [+downfall, ruin etc] urdir; fraguar
intransitive verb
maquinar; conspirar
to plot to do sth conspirar para hacer algo
plot [plɒt]
noun
(Agr) parcela (f); terreno (m); [of vegetables, flowers etc] cuadro (m)
a plot of grass un cuadro de césped; a plot of land (gen) un terreno; (for building) un solar; un lote; especially (LAm) a vegetable plot un cuadro de hortalizas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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