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"Carcasses" is a form of "carcass", a noun which is often translated as "el cuerpo de un animal muerto". Learn more about "carcass" below.
carcass
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (dead animal)
a. el cuerpo de un animal muerto
(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).
Vultures were feeding on a carcass that lay on the side of the highway.Los buitres devoraban el cuerpo de un animal muerto que había a un lado de la autopista.
b. el cadáver
(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).
The carcass of the whale had been brought to the shore by the waves.El cadáver de la ballena había sido arrastrado hasta la orilla por las olas.
2. (animal slaughtered for food)
a. la res muerta
(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).
Inside the cold store there were hundreds of carcasses hanging from hooks.Dentro de la cámara frigorífica había cientos de reses muertas colgadas de ganchos.
3. (remains of poultry)
a. los huesos
(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).
Whenever we have chicken, I make a stock with the carcass the following day.Siempre que comemos pollo, al día siguiente hago un caldo con los huesos.
4. (structure)
a. el armazón
(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).
, la armazón
(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 carcass of the building is intact, but everything else was destroyed by the fire.El armazón del edificio está intacto, pero el resto quedó destruido por el fuego.
b. la carcasa
(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).
When the divers inspected the carcass of the ship, they found that it was full of priceless artifacts.Al inspeccionar la carcasa del barco, los buzos descubrieron que estaba llena de valiosos artefactos.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(body of a person)
a. el cuerpo
(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).
This old carcass doesn't work as well as it used to, but I still keep active.Este viejo cuerpo mío no funciona tan bien como solía, pero sigo manteniéndome activo.
b. el pellejo
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Miguel will do anything to save his own carcass.Miguel haría lo que fuera para salvar su propio pellejo.
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