essential

essential
i'senʃəl
1. adjective
(absolutely necessary: Strong boots are essential for mountaineering; It is essential that you arrive punctually.) esencial, imprescindible

2. noun
(a thing that is fundamental or necessary: Everyone should learn the essentials of first aid; Is a television set an essential?) esencial, fundamental
essential adj esencial / imprescindible
essential
tr[ɪ'senʃəl]
adjective
1 (necessary) esencial, imprescindible
experience is essential for this job la experiencia es imprescindible en este trabajo
it is essential that you are punctual es imprescindible que llegues puntual
2 (most important, basic) fundamental, central, básico,-a
the essential difference la diferencia fundamental
noun
1 (necessary thing) necesidad nombre femenino básica
a knowledge of English is an essential el conocimiento del inglés es imprescindible
do you consider a dishwasher an essential? ¿crees que un lavaplatos es una necesidad?
just take the bare essentials lleva sólo lo imprescindible
plural noun essentials
1 lo esencial m sing, lo fundamental m sing
the essentials of Spanish lo fundamental del español
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
essential oil aceite nombre masculino esencial
essential [ɪ'sɛnʧəl] adj
: esencial, imprescindible, fundamental
essentially adv
essential n
: elemento m esencial, lo imprescindible
essential
adj.
capital adj.
esencial adj.
imprescindible adj.
necesario, -a adj.
preciso, -a adj.
n.
esencial s.m.

I ɪ'sentʃəl, ɪ'senʃəl
adjective esencial

the essential thing — lo esencial

to be essential TO something/somebody — ser* esencial or imprescindible para algo/alguien


II
noun
a) (something indispensable) imperativo m, elemento m esencial

she brought only the bare essentials — trajo sólo lo imprescindible

b) essentials plural noun (fundamental features) puntos mpl esenciales or fundamentales
[ɪ'senʃǝl]
1. ADJ
1) (=necessary) esencial, imprescindible

it is essential that — es esencial que, es imprescindible que

it is essential to — + infin es esencial or imprescindible + infin

it is absolutely essential to remain calm — es absolutamente esencial or es imprescindible mantener la calma

in this job accuracy is essential — para este trabajo la exactitud es esencial or imprescindible or es un imperativo

a list of essential reading — una lista de lecturas esenciales

essential services — servicios mpl básicos

2) (=fundamental) [quality, fact, difference, element] fundamental, esencial

play is an essential part of a child's development — el juego es una parte fundamental or esencial en el desarrollo del niño

man's essential goodness — la bondad esencial or fundamental del ser humano

2. N
1) (=necessary thing)

in my job a car is an essential — en mi trabajo, un coche es una necesidad

the essentials of everyday life — las necesidades básicas de la vida diaria

we have all the essentials — tenemos todo lo necesario

we picked up a few essentials for the trip — tomamos algunas cosas esenciales para el viaje

accuracy is one of the essentials — la exactitud es uno de los elementos esenciales or fundamentales

we can only take the bare essentials with us — solo podemos llevarnos lo imprescindible

2) essentials (=fundamentals)

the essentials of German grammar — los rudimentos de la gramática alemana

in all essentials — fundamentalmente

3.
CPD

essential oil N — aceite m esencial

* * *

I [ɪ'sentʃəl, ɪ'senʃəl]
adjective esencial

the essential thing — lo esencial

to be essential TO something/somebody — ser* esencial or imprescindible para algo/alguien


II
noun
a) (something indispensable) imperativo m, elemento m esencial

she brought only the bare essentials — trajo sólo lo imprescindible

b) essentials plural noun (fundamental features) puntos mpl esenciales or fundamentales

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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