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  1. (=nightfall) anochecer m , atardecer m

  2. (=gloom) oscuridad f

Examples from texts

Sometimes I saw shadows behind the curtains. Sometimes someone, an older woman, a man in a tie, a long-faced adolescent, would open a window and look out at the grid of Barcelona at dusk.
A veces veía sombras detrás de las cortinas, a veces alguien, una mujer de edad, un hombre con corbata, un adolescente de cara alargada, abría una ventana y contemplaba el plano de Barcelona al atardecer.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
When it was over, he and some other disciples of the dead man went to a restaurant, where they ate and lingered until dusk.
Al finalizar éste, se marchó junto con otros discípulos del fallecido a un restaurante, en donde comieron y alargaron la velada hasta el atardecer.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
It was dusk, the sun had just set and in the faint light he could see the legion camped along the river bank.
Anochecía el sol acababa de ponerse y bajo la tenue luz vio que la legión estaba acampada a lo largo de la orilla del río.
Scarrow, Simon / The Eagle's ConquestScarrow, Simon / Roma Vincit!
Roma Vincit!
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
© de la traducción: Montserrat Batista, 2002
© de la presente edición: Edhasa, 2002
The Eagle's Conquest
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow

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dʌskMasculine nounanochecer; atardecerExamples

at dusk — al anochecer or atardecer

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at dusk
al anochecer
at dusk

Word forms


Common casedusk*dusks
Possessive casedusk's*dusks'


Positive degreedusk
Comparative degreedusker
Superlative degreeduskest


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)dusking
Past Participle (Participle II)dusked
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I duskwe dusk
you duskyou dusk
he/she/it dusksthey dusk
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am duskingwe are dusking
you are duskingyou are dusking
he/she/it is duskingthey are dusking
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have duskedwe have dusked
you have duskedyou have dusked
he/she/it has duskedthey have dusked
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been duskingwe have been dusking
you have been duskingyou have been dusking
he/she/it has been duskingthey have been dusking
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I duskedwe dusked
you duskedyou dusked
he/she/it duskedthey dusked
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was duskingwe were dusking
you were duskingyou were dusking
he/she/it was duskingthey were dusking
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had duskedwe had dusked
you had duskedyou had dusked
he/she/it had duskedthey had dusked
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been duskingwe had been dusking
you had been duskingyou had been dusking
he/she/it had been duskingthey had been dusking
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will duskwe shall/will dusk
you will duskyou will dusk
he/she/it will duskthey will dusk
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be duskingwe shall/will be dusking
you will be duskingyou will be dusking
he/she/it will be duskingthey will be dusking
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have duskedwe shall/will have dusked
you will have duskedyou will have dusked
he/she/it will have duskedthey will have dusked
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been duskingwe shall/will have been dusking
you will have been duskingyou will have been dusking
he/she/it will have been duskingthey will have been dusking
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would duskwe should/would dusk
you would duskyou would dusk
he/she/it would duskthey would dusk
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be duskingwe should/would be dusking
you would be duskingyou would be dusking
he/she/it would be duskingthey would be dusking
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have duskedwe should/would have dusked
you would have duskedyou would have dusked
he/she/it would have duskedthey would have dusked
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been duskingwe should/would have been dusking
you would have been duskingyou would have been dusking
he/she/it would have been duskingthey would have been dusking
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am duskedwe are dusked
you are duskedyou are dusked
he/she/it is duskedthey are dusked
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being duskedwe are being dusked
you are being duskedyou are being dusked
he/she/it is being duskedthey are being dusked
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been duskedwe have been dusked
you have been duskedyou have been dusked
he/she/it has been duskedthey have been dusked
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was duskedwe were dusked
you were duskedyou were dusked
he/she/it was duskedthey were dusked
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being duskedwe were being dusked
you were being duskedyou were being dusked
he/she/it was being duskedthey were being dusked
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been duskedwe had been dusked
you had been duskedyou had been dusked
he/she/it had been duskedthey had been dusked
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be duskedwe shall/will be dusked
you will be duskedyou will be dusked
he/she/it will be duskedthey will be dusked
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been duskedwe shall/will have been dusked
you will have been duskedyou will have been dusked
he/she/it will have been duskedthey will have been dusked