Amazon
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Amazon(
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A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (body of water)
a. el Amazonas
(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).
The Amazon is the largest river in the world.El Amazonas es el río más caudaloso del mundo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(athetlic woman)
a. la amazona
(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).
The captain of the girls' basketball team is an absolute Amazon. She's unstoppable!La capitana del equipo de baloncesto de las chicas es una amazona total. ¡Es imparable!
b. el marimacho
(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 offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
I don't want to dance with that Amazon! She's so mannish.¡No quiero bailar con ese marimacho! Es muy hombruna.
3. (mythology)
a. la amazona
(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).
(female warrior)
Theseus married Antiope, the queen of the Amazons.Teseo se casó con Antíope, reina de las amazonas.
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Amazon
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
the Amazonel Amazonas
2. (female warrior)
a. la amazona
(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).
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Amazon [ˈæməzən]
noun
1 (Geog) Amazonas (m)
2 (Mit) amazona (f);(also amazon) amazona (f); (US) marimacho (m);
modifier
Amazon basin (n) cuenca (f) del Amazonas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "Amazon"
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Amazon rainforest
selva amazónica
Amazon River
el río Amazonas
Amazon jungle
selva amazónica
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