traffic

traffic(
trah
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fihk
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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. (transport)
a. el tráfico
(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)
The bridge construction project has temporarily worsened traffic.El proyecto de construcción del puente ha empeorado temporalmente el tráfico.
b. 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).
(F)
Traffic on the highway into the city is heavy.La circulación en la autopista que lleva hacia la ciudad está pesada.
c. el tránsito
(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)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The worst traffic is from 6 pm to 7 pm.El peor tránsito es de las 6 pm hasta las 7 pm.
2. (illegal commerce)
a. el tráfico
(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)
The traffic of endangered species is prohibited by many countries.El tráfico de las especies en peligro de extinción es prohibido por muchos países.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to buy or sell illegally)
a. traficar
Two men were arrested for conspiracy to traffic marijuana.Dos hombres fueron detenidos por conspiración de traficar marihuana.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to buy or sell illegally)
a. traficar
The gang has been trafficking in drugs and slaves for three years.La pandilla ha estado traficando en drogas y esclavos por tres años.
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traffic
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (vehicles)
a. el tráfico
(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)
road/air traffictráfico rodado/aéreo
traffic calming measuresmedidas para reducir la velocidad del tráfico
traffic circlerotonda glorieta f
traffic conecono de señalización
2. (colloquial)
a.
traffic coppolicía or
traffic islandrefugio m, isleta f
traffic jamatasco m, embotellamiento m
traffic lightssemáforo m
traffic policepolicía de tráfico
traffic policemanpolicía de tráfico
traffic wardenagente que pone multa por aparcamiento indebido
3. (trade; in drugs, slaves)
a. el tráfico
(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)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (general)
a. traficar con
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (general)
a. traficar
traffic [ˈtræfɪk] trafficked (past)
noun
1 (Aut) (Aer) (Náut) (Ferro) tráfico (m); circulación (f); tránsito (m); especially (LAm)
the traffic is heavy during the rush hour hay mucho tráfico durante las horas punta; traffic was quite light había poco tráfico; traffic was blocked for some hours la circulación quedó interrumpida durante varias horas; closed to heavy traffic cerrado a los vehículos pesados; air traffic tráfico (m) aéreo
2 (trade) tráfico (m); comercio (m);in en
drug traffic narcotráfico (m); tráfico (m) de drogas
intransitive verb
to traffic (in) traficar (en)
modifier
(Aut) [+regulations] de circulación; de tránsito; especially (LAm)
traffic accident (n) accidente (m) de tráfico; accidente (m) de circulación; accidente (m) de tránsito; (LAm)
traffic circle (n) (US) rotunda (f); glorieta (f)
traffic cone (n) cono (m) señalizador
traffic control (n) (act) control (m) del tráfico; (lights) semáforo (m)
traffic duty (n)
to be on traffic duty estar en tráfico
traffic flow (n) flujo (m) de tráfico
traffic island (n) refugio (m)
traffic jam (n) embotellamiento (m); atasco (m)
a five-mile traffic jam un atasco de cinco millas
traffic lights (n) semáforo (m)
traffic offence (n) (Britain) infracción (f) de tráfico
traffic police (n) policía (f) de tráfico; policía (f) de tránsito
traffic sign (n) señal (f) de tráfico
traffic violation (n) (US)
traffic offence See culture box in entry traffic.
traffic warden (n) guardia (m) de tráfico or tránsito
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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