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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (architecture)
a. threshold
El perro se sentó en el umbral esperando a que su dueño llegara a casa.The dog sat on the threshold, waiting for his owner to come back home.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de puerta, periodo)
a. threshold
2. (nivel básico)
a. threshold
el umbral de la pobrezathe poverty line
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1 [de entrada] threshold
pasar o traspasar el umbral de algn to set foot in sb's house; en los umbrales de la muerte at death's door
2 (comienzo)
estar en los umbrales de algo to be on the threshold o verge of sth; eso está en los umbrales de lo imposible that borders o verges on the impossible
3 (Com)
umbral de la pobreza poverty line
umbral de rentabilidad break-even point
libro de nivel umbral
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