whirlwind

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whirlwind(
wuhrl
-
wihnd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (weather)
a. el torbellino
(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).
(M)
A whirlwind came through the field, throwing dust and debris in every direction.Un torbellino atravesó el campo escupiendo polvo y escombros por todos lados.
2. (hectic activity or person)
a. el torbellino
(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).
(M)
This week was such a whirlwind; I don't know how I survived.Esta semana fue un verdadero torbellino; no sé cómo sigo vivo.
b. la tromba
(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).
(F)
The images of the disaster filled me with a whirlwind of emotions.Las imágenes del desastre me provocaron una tromba de sentimientos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (brief)
a. relámpago
Hank and Julie did a whirlwind trip around Europe for two weeks.Hank y Julie hicieron un viaje relámpago por Europa durante dos semanas.
4. (passionate)
a. arrollador
Theirs was a whirlwind affair: passionate but cut short by circumstance.Lo suyo fue un lío arrollador: apasionado pero corto por las circunstancias.
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whirlwind
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el torbellino
(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).
(M)
whirlwind romanceromance arrebatado
whirlwind tourvisita relámpago
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whirlwind [ˈwɜːlwɪnd]
noun
torbellino (m)
like a whirlwind como un torbellino; como una tromba
to reap the whirlwind segar lo que se ha sembrado; padecer las consecuencias
modifier
[+romance] apasionado; arrollador
a whirlwind courtship un noviazgo brevísimo; they took us on a whirlwind tour nos llevaron de gira relámpago
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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