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"Vagabundo" is an adjective which is often translated as "homeless", and "dama" is a noun which is often translated as "lady". Learn more about the difference between "vagabundo" and "dama" below.
vagabundo(
bah
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gah
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boon
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doh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (indigent)
a. homeless
Soy voluntario en un comedor para gente vagabunda.I volunteer at a soup kitchen for homeless people.
b. vagrant
Hay que abrir más albergues para mujeres vagabundas.We need to open more shelters for vagrant women.
c. vagabond
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
Afuera de mi oficina siempre hay un mendigo vagabundo pidiendo dinero.There's always a vagabond beggar asking for money outside my office.
d. stray (animal)
La asociación busca hogares para perros vagabundos.The association tries to find homes for stray dogs.
2. (roaming)
a. wandering
Simón es un músico vagabundo que quiere conocer mundo.Simon is a wandering musician who wants to see the world.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3. (indigent person)
a. homeless person
Los sábados repartimos comida para los vagabundos.We distribute food for homeless people on Saturdays.
b. vagrant
Se convirtió en una vagabunda porque no consiguió trabajo en mucho tiempo.She became a vagrant because she was unable to find a job for a long time.
c. vagabond
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
Quisiera hacer algo para ayudar a estos vagabundos.I'd like to do something to help these vagabonds.
d. tramp
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Hay un vagabundo durmiendo en la banca del parque.There's a tramp sleeping on the park bench.
e. hobo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Nadie conoce la identidad del vagabundo.No one knows the identity of the hobo.
f. bum
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Un vagabundo intentó robarme.A bum tried to rob me.
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dama(
dah
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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. (woman)
a. lady
¡Bienvenidos damas y caballeros!Welcome, ladies and gentlemen!
2. (noble woman)
a. lady
Las damas de la realeza británica vistieron las mejores ropas.The ladies of the British royalty wore the best clothes.
3. (in chess, cards)
a. queen
La dama es la pieza más poderosa en el ajedrez.The queen is the most powerful piece in chess.
4. (in checkers)
a. king
¿Pueden moverse las damas de alguna manera especial?Can you move the kings in any special way?
damas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (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.
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