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"Damas" is a plural noun which is often translated as "checkers", and "caballero" is a noun which is often translated as "gentleman". Learn more about the difference between "damas" and "caballero" below.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (board game)
a. checkers
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
No he jugado una partida de damas desde que era niña.I haven't played a game of checkers since I was a girl.
b. draughts (United Kingdom)
Aprendí a jugar a las damas pero nunca al ajedrez.I learned to play draughts but never chess.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
2. (woman)
a. lady
¡Bienvenidos damas y caballeros!Welcome, ladies and gentlemen!
3. (noble woman)
a. lady
Las damas de la realeza británica vistieron las mejores ropas.The ladies of the British royalty wore the best clothes.
4. (in chess, cards)
a. queen
La dama es la pieza más poderosa en el ajedrez.The queen is the most powerful piece in chess.
5. (in checkers)
a. king
¿Pueden moverse las damas de alguna manera especial?Can you move the kings in any special way?
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (polite man)
a. gentleman
Un verdadero caballero es respetuoso con todos.A true gentleman is respectful to everyone.
2. (noble)
a. knight
El rey le otorgó tierras y riquezas al caballero.The king bestowed lands and wealth on the knight.
3. (courteous address)
a. sir
Su habitación está lista, caballero.Your room is ready, sir.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (courteous)
a. gentlemanly
El joven caballero le ayudó a la mujer de edad avanzada a cruzar la calle.The gentlemanly young man helped the elderly woman cross the street.
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