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"Damas" is a plural noun which is often translated as "checkers", and "chambelán" is a noun which is often translated as "chamberlain". Learn more about the difference between "damas" and "chambelán" below.
damas(
dah
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mahs
)
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.
dama
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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chambelán(
chahm
-
beh
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lahn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(historical)
a. chamberlain
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
El rey le pidió al chambelán que le trajera el escrito para firmarlo.The king asked the chamberlain to bring him the document for signing.
2. (companion)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. escort (at a dance)
En la fiesta de sus 15 años Sonia bailó primero con su padre, luego con su chambelán.At her 15th birthday party Sonia danced first with her father, then with her escort.
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