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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. (whole amount)
a. el total
(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 total came out to a lot more than he was expecting.El total salió a mucho más de lo que esperaba.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (absolute)
a. absoluto
The project was a total disaster.El proyecto fue un desastre absoluto.
b. total
His total lack of dedication ended up costing him the job.Su falta total de dedicación acabó costándole el trabajo.
3. (complete)
a. total
The total cost of the purchase was $877.El costo total de la compra fue $877.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to add up)
a. sumar
If you total this column, it'll give us the final cost.Si sumas esta columna, nos dará el costo final.
b. totalizar
After totaling all of my expenses, I realized I need to start saving more.Después de totalizar todos mis gastos, me di cuenta de que tengo que empezar a ahorrar más.
5. (to amount to)
a. ascender a
The renovation expenses totaled $1.5 million.Los gastos de renovación ascendieron a $1.5 millones.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to completely destroy)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. destrozar
She totaled her mom's car on the highway last weekend.Destrozó el coche de su madre en la autopista el fin de semana pasado.
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total
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el total
(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)
in totalen total
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (general)
a. total
3. (astronomy)
a.
total eclipseeclipse total
total failurerotundo fracaso m
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (amount to)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. ascender a
5. (count up)
a. sumar
6. (colloquial)
a. cargarse (car)
b. jeringar
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
c. dar en la madre
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
d. hacer bolsa (River Plate)
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total [ˈtəʊtl]
adjective
1 (complete, utter) [+lack, commitment] total; absoluto; [+ban] total
The National Union of Mineworkers pressed the party to support a total ban on imported coal her commitment to the job was total To get on in business these days you need total commitment
[+failure] rotundo; absoluto
his attempt to try to resolve the dispute was a total failure su intento de resolver la disputa fue un fracaso rotundo or absoluto; he felt like a total failure se sentía un completo fracasado
In those days you were a total failure if you hadn't married by the time you were about twenty-three
a total stranger un completo desconocido
Why should we trust a total stranger? She had been incredibly foolish to tell such things to a total [stranger].
the car was a total write-off el coche quedó totalmente destrozado
2 (overall) [+amount, number, cost] total; [+effect, policy] global
The total [effect] is intensely joyful... A total [policy] is being devised for the care of all.
a total population of 650,000 una población total de 650.000 habitantes; total sales/assets el total de ventas/activo
total sales topped £39 million last year Pirelli had total sales of £285 million last year
total losses amount to £100,000 las pérdidas ascienden a (un total de) 100.000 libras; el total de pérdidas asciende a 100.000 libras
noun
total (m)
the jobless total was three million el total de parados fue de tres millones; in total en total
He has spent £20,000 in total on plant, a delivery truck and beer casks ...a force containing in total over half a million men and 11,000 tanks In total, 45 per cent of adults in Britain are exposed to tobacco smoke at home
a total of un total de
The factory employed a total of forty workers. Of a total of 252 crew members, only 90 survivors were recovered Eleven men were yesterday sentenced to a total of 88 years in jail for their roles in the prison riots At average rates this would come to a total of $3,500 per year
transitive verb
1 (add up) [+figures] sacar el total de; sumar el total de
2 (amount to) ascender a
that totals £20 el total asciende a 20 libras; the class now totals 20 students en la clase hay ahora un total de 20 alumnos; prizes totalling £300 premios por un (valor) total de 300 libras
3 especially (US) (wreck) destrozar; hacer fosfatina (informal)
the car was completely totalled el coche quedó hecho fosfatina (informal); el coche quedó para el arrastre (informal)
he totalled his father's BMW
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