águila
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Usage note
Feminine nouns that begin with a stressed "a-" or "ha-" sound in Spanish use the articles "el" and “un” in the singular.
águila(
ah
-
gee
-
lah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (animal)
a. eagle
El águila bajó de repente para agarrar el salmón.The eagle dropped suddenly to grab the salmon.
2. (top of a coin)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. heads
¿Águila o sol?" - ¡Águila!Heads or tails? - Heads!
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used when a person drops something)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. heads
¡Águila! - Ja ja, muy chistoso. Ahora ayúdame a limpiarlo antes de que mi mamá vea que rompí su florero favorito.Heads! - Ha ha, very funny. Now help me clean up before mom sees that I broke her favorite vase.
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águila
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (ave)
a. eagle
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ser un águilato be sharp o perceptive
¿águila o sol?heads or tails?
águila imperialSpanish imperial eagle
águila realgolden eagle
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águila
1 (ave) eagle
águila calzada booted eagle
águila culebrera short-toed eagle
águila perdicera Bonelli's eagle
águila pescadora osprey
águila ratonera buzzard
águila real golden eagle
ser un águila to be a genius; be terribly clever
2 (S. Cone) (estafador) cheat; swindler
andar a palos con el águila to be broke
3 [de moneda]
¿águila o sol? (México) heads or tails?
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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águila calva
bald eagle
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