cancer
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This word must begin with a capital letter in the sense shown in 3).
cancer(
kahn
-
suhr
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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. (illness)
a. el cáncer
(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).
What percentage of the population dies of breast cancer?¿Qué porcentaje de la población muere del cáncer de mama?
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(moral ill)
a. el cáncer
(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).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
This cult is a cancer, and I'm determined to eradicate it.Este culto es un cáncer, y me comprometo a erradicarlo.
3. (person born under the sign of Cancer)
a. el cáncer
(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).
, la cáncer
(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).
My son is a Cancer because he was born on July 4th.Mi hijo es un cáncer porque nació el 4 de julio.
b. el canceriano
(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).
, la canceriana
(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).
Regionalism used in El Salvador
(El Salvador)
(River Plate)
You're both Cancers? That's why you're so moody.¿Son cancerianos? Por eso son tan temperamentales.
Cancer
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
4. (astronomy)
a. el Cáncer
(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).
Cancer is not visible from Europe.Cáncer no es visible en Europa.
5. (zodiac sign)
a. el Cáncer
(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).
Cancer is the sign of the crab.El Cáncer es el signo del cangrejo.
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cancer
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (disease)
a. el cáncer
(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).
lung/skin cancercáncer de pulmón/de piel
cancer researchinvestigación del cáncer
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cancer [ˈkænsəʳ]
noun
(Med) cáncer (m)
modifier
cancer patient (n) enfermoaenferma (m) (f) de cáncer;a enferma
cancer research (n) investigación (f) del cáncer
cancer specialist (n) cancerólogoacanceróloga (m) (f);a canceróloga oncólogoaoncóloga (m) (f);a oncóloga
cancer stick (n) (Britain) pito (informal) (m); fumata (very_informal) (m)
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Cáncer
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Usage note
When it refers to the zodiac sign, the plural of “cáncer” is “cáncer.” The adjective "cáncer" is invariable, which means its form does not change according to the gender or number of the noun it describes.
Cáncer(
kahn
-
sehr
)
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (astronomy)
a. Cancer
¿Estás seguro de que eso es Cáncer? No tiene forma de cangrejo.Are you sure that's Cancer? It doesn't look like a crab.
2. (zodiac sign)
a. Cancer
El día que naciste, el Sol se encontraba en Cáncer.The day you were born, the Sun was in Cancer.
cáncer
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (illness)
a. cancer
La quimioterapia y la radioterapia son muy duras, pero haré todo lo necesario para vencer al cáncer.Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are tough, but I'll do whatever it takes to defeat cancer.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(moral evil)
a. cancer
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
La corrupción es el cáncer que está consumiendo a nuestro país.Corruption is the cancer that is consuming our country.
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).
5. (person born under the sign of Cancer)
a. Cancer
Ya se ha emocionado con la película. ¡Típico de los cáncer!He's already moved by the movie! Typical of a Cancer!
b. Cancerian
No es propio de un cáncer tomar decisiones a la ligera.Taking lightly decisions isn't par for the course for a Cancerian.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (born under the sign of Cancer)
a. Cancer (noun)
Mi novio es cáncer y, al contrario de lo que dice la astrología, nos llevamos muy bien.My boyfriend is a Cancer and, contrary to what astrology says, we get along pretty well.
b. Cancerian
¿Naciste el veinte de junio? No eres cáncer, sino géminis.You were born on June 20th? You're not Cancerian; you're Geminian.
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cáncer
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (medicine)
a. cancer
cáncer cervicalcervical cancer
cáncer de mamabreast cancer
cáncer de pulmónlung cancer
2. (zodiaco)
a. Cancer
ser cáncerto be (a) Cancer
3. (persona)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. Cancer, Cancerian
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cáncer
(Med) cancer
cáncer cervical cáncer de cuello uterino cervical cancer; cancer of the cervix
cáncer de los huesos bone cancer
cáncer de mama breast cancer
cáncer de ovario ovarian cancer
cáncer de pulmón lung cancer
(Zodíaco) Cancer; Cancerian
los cáncer son así that's what Cancers o Cancerians are like
adjective
(Zodíaco) Cancer; Cancerian
soy cáncer I'm (a) Cancer; I'm a Cancerian
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