stress
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stress(
strehs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (strain)
a. el estrés
(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).
My financial situation is tight and the stress is getting to me.Mi situación financiera está difícil y el estrés está acabando conmigo.
b. la tensión
(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).
Take in a deep breath and let the stress out.Respira hondo y deja salir la tensión.
2. (emphasis)
a. el énfasis
(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 laid great stress on the fact that they are temporary measures.Puso mucho énfasis en el hecho que se trata de medidas temporales.
b. el hincapié
(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).
They aren't putting enough stress on education.No están haciendo suficiente hincapié en la educación.
3. (linguistics)
a. el acento
(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 word has the stress on the first syllable.Esta palabra lleva el acento en la primera sílaba.
4. (physical)
a. la tensión
(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 stress was so great that the rope broke.La tensión era tan grande que la cuerda se rompió.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to emphasize)
a. recalcar
It should be stressed that attendance is mandatory.Cabe recalcar que la asistencia es obligatoria.
b. enfatizar
We would like to stress that we firmly believe in justice.Quisiéramos enfatizar nuestra gran fe en la justicia.
c. subrayar
He stressed the importance of teamwork.Subrayó la importancia del trabajo en equipo.
6. (linguistics)
a. acentuar
That word is stressed on the second syllable.Esa palabra se acentúa en la segunda sílaba.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to become anxious)
a. estresarse
My mom is always stressing about something or other.Mi mamá siempre se estresa por una razón u otra.
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stress
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tension; physical)
a. la presión
(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).
2. (mental)
a. el estrés
(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).
to be under a lot of stressestar sometido(a) a mucho estrés
a stress factorun factor de estrés
3. (emphasis)
a. el énfasis
(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).
4. (linguistics)
a. el acento
(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).
to put stress on somethinghacer hincapié en algo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (emphasize)
a. subrayar, hacer hincapié en
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stress [stres]
noun
1 (Téc) tensión (f); carga (f)
2 (psychological etc) (strain) estrés (m); tensión (f) (nerviosa)
in times of stress en épocas de estrés or tensión; to subject sb to great stress someter a algn a grandes tensiones; the stresses and strains of modern life las presiones de la vida moderna; to be under stress estar estresado; tener estrés
3 (emphasis) hincapié (m); énfasis (m)
to lay great stress on sth recalcar algo
4 (Ling) (Poetry) acento (m)
the stress is on the second syllable el acento tónico cae en la segunda sílaba
transitive verb
1 (emphasize) subrayar; insistir en
I must stress that ... tengo que subrayar que ...
2 (Ling) (Poetry) acentuar
modifier
stress mark (n) (Ling) tilde (f)
stress system (n) (Ling) sistema (m) de acentos; acentuación (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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