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"Emparedado" is a noun which is often translated as "sandwich", and "ensamble" is a noun which is often translated as "assembly". Learn more about the difference between "emparedado" and "ensamble" below.
emparedado(
ehm
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pah
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reh
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dah
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doh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (culinary)
a. sandwich
He preparado unos emparedados de jamón y queso y hay cervezas en la nevera.I've prepared some ham and cheese sandwiches and there are beers in the fridge.
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).
2. (incarcerated person)
a. prisoner
Los emparedados fueron liberados y el campo de concentración cerrado para siempre.The prisoners were released, and the concentration camp was shut down forever.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (confined)
a. shut away
El ermitaño vivió emparedado en esta humilde morada durante décadas.The hermit was shut away in this humble abode for decades.
b. locked up
Fue condenada a cadena perpetua y allí permaneció, emparedada en aquella celda de por vida.She was given a life sentence and there she remained, locked up in that cell for the rest of her life.
c. imprisoned (as punishment)
Las mazmorras del castillo estaban llenas de criminales y de campesinos injustamente emparedados.The castle dungeons were full of criminals and wrongly imprisoned peasants.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Llevo meses sin poder salir de esta cama, de esta habitación. Me siento emparedada en una prisión.I've been in this bed, in this room, for months. I feel like I'm in a prison.
Tras las puertas de los calabozos se oían quejidos de los hombres emparedados.The prisoners' moans could be heard coming from behind the doors of the dungeons.
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ensamble(
ehn
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sahm
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bleh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (act of assembling)
a. assembly
Asegúrate que el ensamble de la cama haya quedado bien ajustado antes de ponerle el colchón.Make sure the assembly of the bedframe is adjusted tightly before putting the mattress on it.
2. (connection)
a. joint
El ensamble de una pata de la mesa estaba defectuoso y tuvimos que devolverla.One of the table leg joints was faulty so we had to return it.
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