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minuto
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minuto(
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noo
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (period of time)
a. minute
Saca el pollo del refrigerador 15 minutos antes de cocinarlo.Take out the chicken from the fridge 15 minutes before cooking it.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(moment)
a. minute
Por favor, aguarda un minuto. Tengo que atender otra llamada.Please, hold on a minute. I need to take another call.
b. sec
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Acabo de salir de la ducha. Estaré lista en un minuto.I just got out of the shower. I'll be ready in a sec.
3. (unit of measurement)
a. minute
Aumenta el ángulo en cinco grados y nueve minutos.Increase the angle by five degrees and nine minutes.
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minuto
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. minute
al minutoa moment later
vuelvo en un minutoI'll be back in a minute
¿tienes un minuto?do you have a minute?
vivo a cinco minutos de aquíI live five minutes from here
no tengo (ni) un minuto libreI don't have a minute free
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minuto
minute
llegó al minuto she arrived one minute later; volverá dentro de un minuto she'll be back in a minute; a medida que pasaban los minutos as the minutes ticked by
aumentaban los nervios en el Barcelona a medida que pasaban los minutos
guardar un minuto de silencio to observe a minute's silence
tengo los minutos contados I have no time to spare
por la mañana tienes los minutos contados, debes organizarte bien para aplicarte siempre una hidratante corporal
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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