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"Butte" is a noun which is often translated as "el butte", and "mesa" is a noun which is often translated as "la muela". Learn more about the difference between "butte" and "mesa" below.
butte
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geography)
a. el butte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I took a picture of a butte that we saw on the side of the highway in the desert in New Mexico.Saqué una foto de un butte que vimos al lado de la autopista en el desierto de Nuevo México.
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mesa(
mey
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geography)
a. la muela
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The paragliders love the steep-walled mesas of Northern Mexico.A los parapentistas les encantan las muelas de paredes escarpadas del norte de México.
b. la pequeña meseta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A steep road led to the top of the mesa.Una empinada carretera llevaba a la cima de la pequeña meseta.
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