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Translation of pulso in English:

sustantivo masculino

  • 1.1 (Medicina) le tomó el pulso
    she took his pulse
    tomarle el pulso a algo
    to gauge something
    para tomarle el pulso a la opinión pública
    in order to gauge o sound out public opinion
    1.2 (firmeza en la mano) tengo muy mal pulso
    I have a very unsteady hand
    para este trabajo hace falta tener muy buen pulso
    this job requires a very steady hand
    me temblaba el pulso
    my hand was shaking
    1.3 (sin ayuda) lo levantó a pulso
    he lifted it with his bare hands
    una línea hecha a pulso
    a line drawn without a ruler o drawn freehand
    ganarse algo a pulso
    to deserve something
    y que conste que se lo ha ganado a pulso
    and he's really earned it o worked for it, I can tell you
    1.4 (prueba)
    arm-wrestling match
    echar un pulso
    to arm wrestle
    un pulso entre reformadores y tradicionalistas
    a trial of strength between reformers and traditionalists
Example sentences
  • El pulso de la ciudad (ASECOM 1989).
  • Para lograrlo, ni siquiera necesitas un buen pulso.
  • Se percibía entonces, el aliento de la naturaleza, el pulso de la vida.

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