ABC
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This word is often used in the plural in the senses shown in 1) and 2).
ABC(
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bi
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (alphabet)
a. el abecé
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Charlie came home from school with his ABCs memorized.Charlie regresó de la escuela sabiéndose el abecé de memoria.
b. el abecedario
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You can't learn to read books until you know the ABCs.No puedes aprender a leer libros hasta que te sepas el abecedario.
2. (fundamentals)
a. el abecé
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm reading the book "The ABC of Photography" to see if I can learn to use my new camera.Estoy leyendo el libro "El abecé de la fotografía" para ver si aprendo a usar mi nueva cámara.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(easy task)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Don't worry; handling the lawnmower is as easy as ABC.No te preocupes; manejar la cortadora de pasto es facilísimo.
Putting that mirror on the wall will be as simple as ABC.Montar ese espejo en la pared será tan simple como el abecé.
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
4. (American Broadcasting Company)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. ABC
Tune in tonight to see this new hit show, only on ABC.Sintonicen esta noche para ver esta nueva y exitosa serie, exclusivamente en ABC.
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ABC
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
a. el abecedario
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
an ABC of gardeninguna guía básica de jardinería
b. la cadena ABC
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
c. radiotelevisión pública australiana
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ABC [ˈeɪbiːˈsiː]
abbreviation:noun
1 (alphabet) abecé (m)
it's as easy or simple as ABC es coser y cantar (informal); es facilísimo; the ABC of Politics (as title) el Abecé de la Política
2 (US)American Broadcasting Company
3 (Australia)Australian Broadcasting Commission
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
abc
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "abecé" and is often used in the plural. The plural of “abc” is “abc.”
abc(
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beh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (fundamentals)
a. ABC
Mi mamá es violinista y me enseñó los abc de la teoría musical.My mother is a violinist and taught me the ABCs of music theory.
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