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snow

Pronunciation: /snəʊ/

Translation of snow in Spanish:

noun/nombre

Snow Belt
  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable nieve (feminine) as pure as the driven snow puro y virginal as white as snow blanco como la nieve, níveo [literary/literario] (before noun/delante del nombre) snow shower nevada (feminine), precipitación (feminine) de nieve [journalese/lenguaje periodístico]
    Example sentences
    • He stood up too and they walked out, their boots crunching though the thin layer of slush and snow covering the ground.
    • A thin layer of snow had covered the ground and I was freezing.
    • The tragic ending is atmospheric, with snow falling on a procession of women carrying red lanterns.
    1.2 countable/numerable (snowfall) nevada (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • If they're fully rooted in fall before winter season snows or rains, come spring, they're fully established and ready to grow.
    • The retreat began on 19 October, and within three weeks the first snows had fallen.
    • The freezing over of rivers and seas along with snows and ice would interfere with transportation more than higher temperatures would.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (on TV screen) nieve (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The television shows some snow all over the screen, until a blue screen shows ‘play’ on it.
    • The television filled with digital snow, casting a pale glow about the darkened room.
    • The image was only partially there and most of it was static and white snow from the interference but what he wanted Boswell to see was indeed on the tape.

impersonal verb/verbo impersonal

  • nevar* it never snows here aquí nunca nieva

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

Phrasal verbs

snow in

verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio
to be snowed in estar* aislado por la nieve

snow off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (British English/inglés británico)
to be snowed off suspenderse or cancelarse a causa de la nieve

snow under

verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio
I'm snowed under with work estoy agobiada or desbordada de trabajo we're snowed under with applications hemos recibido innumerables solicitudes, nos han llovido las solicitudes [colloquial/familiar]

snow up

(British English/inglés británico)
snow in

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