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"Dura" is an adjective which is often translated as "hot", and "toma" is a noun which is often translated as "capture". Learn more about the difference between "dura" and "toma" below.
dura
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (feminine)
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(very attractive)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. hot
Esa mujer allá está bien dura. - Oye, respeto, mano. ¡Es mi hermana!That woman over there is super hot. - Hey, show some respect, man. That's my sister!
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
2.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(impressive person)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. badass
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Xiomara es una dura tocando la guitarra. Deberíamos de ir a verla tocar este fin de semana.Xiomara is a badass at the guitar. We should go see her play this weekend.
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toma(
toh
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mah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (military)
a. capture
La toma de la ciudad consolidó su poder.The capture of the city consolidated his power.
b. taking
La toma de la base del enemigo fue un punto de inflexión en la guerra.The taking of the enemy base was a turning point in the war.
2. (photo, film, television)
a. shot
Esa toma aérea se vio espectacular.That aerial shot was spectacular.
3. (film)
a. take
Necesitamos repetir esa toma. ¡Quiero ver más emoción!We need to repeat that take. I want to see more emotion!
4. (of gas, air, electricity)
a. intake
El sistema de toma de aire de mi carro necesita ser reemplazado.My car's air intake system has to be replaced.
5. (medicine)
a. dose
Son cuatro tomas diarias, durante una semana.It's four doses a day, for a week.
6. (meal)
a. feed
Le toca su toma al bebé.It's time for the baby's feed.
7. (canal)
a. irrigation channel
Se ha construido una toma que lleva agua para los cultivos.An irrigation channel has been built to transport water for the crops.
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