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"El" is a definite article which is often translated as "the", and "ancla" is a noun which is often translated as "anchor". Learn more about the difference between "el" and "ancla" below.
el(
ehl
)
A definite article is a word that identifies a noun as as specific or known to the speaker (e.g. the girl).
1. (general)
a. the
El gato está en el tejado.The cat is on the roof.
El teléfono estaba encima de la mesa.The telephone was on top of the table.
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ancla(
ahn
-
klah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (nautical)
a. anchor
Las anclas se usan mucho como tatuaje.Anchors are often used as tattoos.
Los marineros levantaron el ancla para zarpar.The sailors raised the anchor to set sail.
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