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mar / sea
 
mar   1   -noun masculine (a veces noun feminine)
1. (geography)   sea
·el fondo del mar
·the bottom of the sea,   the seabed
·una casa al lado del mar
·a house by the sea o on the coast
·el aviónoun cayó en el mar
·the plane came down in the sea
·el o la mar estaba en calma
·the sea was calm
a. iban navegando en mar [abierto] =   they were sailing on the open sea
b. mar [adentro]
[ir, llevar]   out to sea
[estar]   out at sea
c. en [alta] mar =   on the high seas
·un buque de alta mar
·an ocean-going vessel
·pesca de alta mar
·deep-sea fishing
d. mar [arbolada] =   heavy sea
e. [caer(se)] al mar   (desde tierra)   to fall into the sea   (desde un barco)   to fall overboard
f. [echarse] a la mar =   to set sail
g. mar de [fondo]   (literally)   groundswell   (figurative)   underlying tension
h. mar [gruesa] =   heavy sea
i. [hacerse] a la mar   literary
[barco]   to set sail,   put to sea formal usage
[marinero]   to set sail
j. mar [picada] =   choppy sea
k. [por] mar =   by sea,   by boat
·toda la mercancía llegará por mar
·all the goods will arrive by sea o by boat
l. mar [rizada] =   rough sea
m. los [siete] mares =   the seven seas
n. arar en el mar   to labour in vain
o. eso es hablar de la mar   that'noun just wishful thinking,   that'noun just pie in the sky *
p. me cago en la mar (salada)
(Spain)   **   shit! **
q. mecachis en la mar
(Spain)   euphemism   sugar!
·quien no se arriesga no pasa la mar
·nothing ventured, nothing gained
·mar Adriático   Adriatic Sea
·mar Báltico   Baltic Sea
·mar Cantábrico   Cantabrian Sea Bay of Biscay
·mar Caribe   Caribbean Sea
·mar Caspio   Caspian Sea
·mar de arena   poeticét   sand dunes plural,   desert wastes plural poeticét
·mar de las Antillas   Caribbean Sea
·mar del Norte   North Sea
·mar Egeo   Aegean Sea
·mar interior   inland sea
·mar Jónico   Ionian Sea
·mar Mediterráneo   Mediterranean Sea
·mar Muerto   Dead Sea
·mar Negro   Black Sea
·mar Rojo   Red Sea
·mar Tirreno   Tyrrhenian Sea
brazo  
golpe  
2. (=marea)   tide
·hay demasiada mar para salir de pesca
·the tide is too high to go fishing
·mar llena   high tide
3. (=abundancia)
3.1. un mar de [diferencia] =   a world of difference
·hay un mar de diferencia entre las dos expresiones
·there is a world of difference between the two expressions
·existe un mar de diferencia entre nosotros
·we're poles apart
b. estar hecho un mar de [dudas] =   to be full of doubt,   be beset with doubts formal usage
c. estar hecho un mar de [lágrimas] =   to be in floods of tears
·se fue hecha un mar de lágrimas
·she left in floods of tears
3.2. [a] mares
·estaba llorando a mares
·she was crying her eyes out
·estaba sudando a mares
he was sweating buckets *
·estuvo lloviendo a mares todo el camino
·it was raining cats and dogs o it was pouring (down) the whole way
·el vino corría a mares en la fiesta
·wine flowed like water at the party
3.3. la mar de   *
·tengo la mar de cosas que hacer
·I've got no end of things to do
·hace la mar de tiempo que no la veo
·I haven't seen her for ages
·es la mar de guapa
·she'noun ever so pretty
·estoy la mar de contento
·I'masculine ever so happy,   I'masculine over the moon *
·lo hemos pasado la mar de bien
we had a whale of a time * o a great time
·en Lisboa vivimos la mar de bien
·we live ever so well in Lisbon,   we love living in Lisbon
·ese traje te queda la mar de bien
·that suit looks wonderful on you
 
mar
 
mar
2
-noun feminine
euphemism
 
mar / march!
 
mar   3   -exclamation   (military)   march!
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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