wane
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wane(
weyn
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (astronomy)
a. menguar
We had a full moon two nights ago, so now it's waning.Tuvimos luna llena hace dos noches, así que ahora está menguando.
2. (to diminish)
a. decaer
The king's strength is waning, and he still has no heir.La fuerza del rey está decayendo y todavía no tiene heredero.
b. declinar
Interest in couples' dancing was waning in the sixties.El interés por el baile de salón declinó en los años sesenta.
c. disminiuir
At that point in American history, the popularity of periwigs was waning.En ese momento de la historia estadounidense, la popularidad de las pelucas estaba disminuyendo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (act of waning)
a. el menguante
(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 astrologer warned her of some strange occurrences during the wane of the moon.El astrólogo le advirtió sobre unos sucesos extraños durante el menguante de la luna.
4. (loss)
a. el declive
(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).
Older generations are witnessing the wane of popular traditions.Las generaciones mayores están presenciando el declive de las tradiciones populares.
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wane
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be on the waneir menguando
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(popularity, enthusiasm, power)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (moon)
a. menguar
4. (popularity, enthusiasm, power)
a. ir decayendo
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wane [weɪn]
intransitive verb
[+moon] menguar; [+strength] decaer; [+popularity, power, enthusiasm, interest, support] disminuir;
noun
to be on the wane [+moon] estar menguando; [+strength] estar decayendo; [+popularity, support, power, interest] estar disminuyendo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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