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threshold

Pronunciation: /ˈθreʃhəʊld/

Translation of threshold in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (doorway) umbral (masculine) to be on the threshold of sth estar* en el umbral or a las puertas de algo
    Example sentences
    • George enters the house, crossing its threshold with one broad step.
    • As the door opened soundlessly, she crossed the threshold and entered into the room.
    • Emily was in tears before she crossed the threshold into her room.
    1.2 (limit) umbral (masculine), límite (masculine) the threshold of consciousness el umbral de la conciencia pain threshold umbral de dolor I have a low pain threshold tengo bajo el umbral de dolor, tolero muy mal el dolor he has a low boredom threshold aguanta poco sin aburrirse (before noun/delante del nombre) threshold price precio (masculine) de umbral

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