trench
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trench(
trehnch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (military)
a. la trinchera
(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).
Life in the trenches during World War I was nightmarish.La vida en las trincheras durante la Primera Guerra Mundial era una pesadilla.
2. (ditch)
a. la zanja
(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 farmer dug a trench along the fence.El granjero hizo una zanja a lo largo de la valla.
3. (geography)
a. la fosa
(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).
(ocean)
The Mariana trench is the deepest part of the ocean.La fosa de las Marianas es la parte más profunda del océano.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (military)
a. cavar trincheras en
The troops used special tools for trenching the battlefields.Las tropas utilizaban herramientas especiales para cavar trincheras en los campos de batalla.
b. hacer trincheras en
The soldiers had to trench the fields as soon as they arrived there.Los soldados tenían que hacer trincheras en los campos apenas llegaban.
5. (to dig trenches)
a. cavar zanjas en
After the gardener trenched the ground, he placed boards to walk on.Después de cavar zanjas en la tierra, el jardinero colocó tablas para caminar.
b. hacer zanjas en
We need to trench this ground before we start cultivating.Tenemos que hacer zanjas en el terreno antes de empezar a cultivar.
6. (to put into a trench)
a. atrincherar
The soldiers trenched the command post.Los soldados atrincheraron el puesto de mando.
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trench
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (ditch)
a. la zanja
(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. (military)
a. la trinchera
(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).
trench coattrinchera
trench warfareguerra de trincheras
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trench [trentʃ]
noun
(gen) zanja (f); (Mil) trinchera (f);
transitive verb
(gen) hacer zanjas en; (Mil) hacer trincheras en; atrincherar; (Agr) excavar;
modifier
trench coat (n) trinchera (f)
trench warfare (n) guerra (f) de trincheras
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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trench coat
la gabardina
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