tráfico

tráfico(
trah
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fee
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koh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (vehicles on a thruway)
a. traffic
Toma por esa calle para evitar el tráfico del centro.Take that street to avoid downtown traffic.
2. (licit commerce)
a. trade
Los árabes monopolizaron el tráfico de especias hasta el año 200 a. de C.The Arabs monopolized the spice trade until 200 B.C.
3. (illicit commerce)
a. trade (in slaves or arms)
El tráfico de armas es tan viejo como la guerra misma.Trade in arms is as old as war itself.
b. traffic (in slaves or drugs)
La ley no abolía la esclavitud como tal, pero prohibía el tráfico de esclavos.The law did not abolish slavery itself, but prohibited the traffic of slaves.
c. dealing (in arms or drugs)
Pasó dos años en prisión por tráfico de drogas.He spent two years in jail for drug dealing.
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tráfico
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (de vehículos)
a. traffic
tráfico aéreoair traffic
tráfico fluvialriver traffic
tráfico rodadoroad traffic
2. (comercio)
a. traffic
tráfico de armasarms trafficking
tráfico de drogasdrug trafficking
el tráfico de esclavosthe slave trade
tráfico de influenciaspolitical corruption graft
tráfico
1 (Automóviles) (Ferro) traffic
accidente de tráfico road accident; traffic accident; cortar el tráfico to interrupt traffic
tráfico de carga (Latinoamérica)tráfico de mercancías goods traffic
tráfico por ferrocarril rail traffic
tráfico rodado road traffic; vehicular traffic
2 (also Dirección General de Tráfico) public department in charge of controlling traffic
3 (negocio) trade; traffic;en in
tráfico de drogas tráfico de estupefacientes drug traffic
tráfico de influencias peddling of political favours o favors; (EEUU)
4 (Latinoamérica) (tránsito) transit; passage
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