¿Sabías que...?: ¿Es necesario poner la diéresis (umlaut) sobre la u en cig?eña o ping?ino? Sí, porque señala que la u debe pronunciarse.
span / palmo
 
span   1   [spæn]
A. -noun
1. [of hand]   palmo (m)
b. [of wing]   envergadura (f)
2. [of road etcetera]   tramo (m)
b. [of bridge, arch]   luz (f)
c. [of roof]   vano (m)
·a span of 50 metres
(=bridge)   una luz de 50 metros
·a bridge with seven spans
·un puente de siete arcadas or ojos
·the longest single-span bridge in the world
·el puente de una sola arcada masculineánoun largo del mundo
3. [of time]   lapso (m),   espacio (m)
·for a brief span
·durante un breve lapso
·the average span of life
·la duraciónoun promedia de la vida
4. (figurative)
·the whole span of world affairs
·toda la extensiónoun de los asuntos mundiales,   los asuntos mundiales en toda su amplitud
5.
(=measure)   palmo (m)
6. (=yoke)
a. [of oxen]   yunta (f)
b. [of horses]   pareja (f)
B. -transitive verb
1. [bridge]   extenderse sobre,   cruzar
2. (in time)   abarcar
·his life spanned four reigns
·su vida abarcó cuatro reinados
3. (=measure)   medir a palmos
 
span
 
span   2   [spæn]   -past tense
 
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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