vacation(
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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. (time away)
a. las vacaciones
(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).
(from work or school)
I am going to travel to Mexico during summer vacation.Voy a viajar a México durante las vacaciones de verano.
2. (break)
a. el respiro
(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).
I need a vacation from my family after the reunion.Necesito un respiro de mi familia después de la reunión.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to spend time away)
a. ir de vacaciones
I usually vacation in December.Normalmente, voy de vacaciones en diciembre.
b. tomarse unas vacaciones
Next year I am going to vacation in Europe.El año que viene voy a tomarme unas vacaciones en Europa.
c. estar de vacaciones
We're vacationing in Florida right now.Estamos de vacaciones en la Florida ahora mismo.
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vacation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (university) (United Kingdom)
a. la vacaciones
(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).
to take a vacationtomarse unas vacaciones
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. pasar las vacaciones
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
3. (in summer)
a. veranear
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vacation [vəˈkeɪʃən]
noun
1 especially (Britain) (Jur) receso (m) vacacional (formal); periodo (m) vacacional
2 (Univ)
the long vacation las vacaciones de verano
3 (US) (holiday) vacaciones (f)
to be on vacation estar de vacaciones; to take a vacation tomarse unas vacaciones
4 (vacating) [of premises] desalojo (m)
intransitive verb
(US) pasar las vacaciones
modifier
vacation course (n) curso (m) extracurricular durante las vacaciones; (durante las vacaciones) (in summer) curso (m) de verano
vacation job (n) empleo (m) de verano
vacation pay (n) paga (f) de las vacaciones
vacation resort (n) centro (m) turístico
vacation season (n) temporada (f) de las vacaciones
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