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durable
American English: /ˈd(j)ʊrəb(ə)l/
British English: /ˈdjʊərəb(ə)l/

Translation of durable in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1.1 (hardwearing)
    (fabric/clothing/shoes)
    Example sentences
    • They are simply not going to be able to maintain the durable equilibrium that market socialists want and believe possible.
    • The car is not made of stainless steel but instead it's made of some kind of durable alloy that can withstand bullets and rocket-propelled grenades.
    • Colonial hinged shutters are durable enough to withstand hurricane wind forces.
    1.2 (enduring)
    (peace/friendship/fame)

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