scheme
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scheme(
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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. (initiative)
a. el plan
(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 city government developed a scheme to revitalize its downtown area.El gobierno municipal ideó un plan para revitalizar el centro de la ciudad.
b. el proyecto
(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 creation of the park was a scheme to attract new residents to the area.La creación del parque fue un proyecto destinado a atraer nuevos residentes a la zona.
2. (plot)
a. la intriga
(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 book sheds new light on the schemes of the Borgias.El libro arroja nueva luz sobre las intrigas de los Borgia.
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).
The scheme to overthrow the government was discovered before it could be carried out.La conspiración para derrocar al gobierno fue descubierta antes de que se llevara a cabo.
c. la maquinación
(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).
I promise you I have no secret schemes.Te prometo que no hay ninguna maquinación secreta por mi parte.
3. (system)
a. la combinación
(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).
I really like the design, but then I dislike the color scheme.Me gusta mucho el diseño, sin embargo, no me gusta la combinación de colores.
4. (trick)
a. la estratagema
(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).
He devised a scheme to get around the law.Ideó una estratagema para burlar la ley.
5. (design)
a. el plan
(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).
(divine)
Doesn't everyone want to know where they belong in the grand scheme of things?¿No querría todo el mundo saber qué lugar le corresponde en el plan divino?
b. el orden
(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).
(of the universe)
Our planet is minuscule in the scheme of the universe.Nuestro planeta es minúsculo en el orden del universo.
6. (pension or savings program) (United Kingdom)
a. el plan
(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).
Workers were protesting the changes to the pension scheme.Los trabajadores protestaban por los cambios introducidos en el plan de pensiones.
7. (literature or music)
a. el esquema
(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).
In the scheme of the play, this character represents human weakness.En el esquema de la novela, este personaje representa la debilidad humana.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to plot)
a. intrigar
The cardinal was scheming to make himself pope.El cardenal estaba intrigando para convertirse en papa.
b. conspirar
The noblemen were executed for scheming against the king.Los nobles fueron ejecutados por conspirar contra el rey.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to plot)
a. urdir
The sailors schemed the mutiny of the ship for two weeks.Los marineros pasaron dos semanas urdiendo el motín del barco.
b. maquinar
What are you scheming now?¿Y ahora qué estás maquinando?
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scheme
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (arrangement, system)
a. el sistema m, método
(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. (plan)
a. el plan m, proyecto
(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. (plot)
a. la intriga
(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).
in the (greater) scheme of thingsdesde una perspectiva general, en un plano global
(housing) schemeplan de vivienda
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (pejorative)
a. intrigar
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scheme [skiːm]
noun
1 (project) plan (m); proyecto (m)
schemes to help combat unemployment the company was pouring around $30 million into the scheme
(plan) plan (m)
they would first have to work out some scheme for getting the treasure out \a quick money-making scheme\ to get us through the summer
a road-widening scheme un plan de ensanchamiento de calzadas
2 (idea) idea (f)
it's not a bad scheme no es mala idea; it's some crazy scheme of his es otro de sus proyectos alocados
a hare-brained scheme
3 (programme) programa (m)
a scheme of work un programa de trabajo
4 (structure) esquema (m)
colour scheme combinación (f) de colores; pension scheme sistema (m) de pensión; man's place in the scheme of things el puesto del hombre en el diseño divino; in the government's scheme of things there is no place for protest la política del gobierno no deja espacio para la protesta
in the (grand) scheme of things We realize that we are infinitely small in the scheme of things in my, your, his etc scheme of things He did not quite know how to place women in his scheme of things
5 (conspiracy) intriga (f); (crafty) ardid (m)
he devised \a crafty scheme\ to get out of paying tax
it's a scheme to get him out of the way es una jugada para quitarle de en medio
intransitive verb
intrigar;to do para hacer
they're scheming to get me out están intrigando para expulsarme
they schemed to overthrow the government
their opponents were scheming against them sus adversarios estaban conspirando contra ellos
The bride's family were scheming to prevent a wedding
transitive verb
proyectar; tramar; urdir;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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