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A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (country)
a. Cuba
Muchos de los coches en Cuba son de los años cincuenta.Many of the cars in Cuba are from the fifties.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
2. (keg)
a. barrel
En la bodega, además de botellas de vino, hay dos cubas de whisky.In the cellar, beside bottles of wine, there are two barrels of whiskey.
b. cask
La carga del barco consistía principalmente en cubas de vino y cerveza.The ship cargo consisted mainly of wine and beer casks.
3. (vessel)
a. tub
Cuando éramos bebés, mi abuela nos bañaba a mi hermana y a mí en una cuba metálica.When we were babies, my grandmother used to bathe my sister and me in a a metal tub.
b. vat
Visitamos una cervecera, y nos impresionaron las enormes cubas en las que fermenta la cerveza.We visited a brewery, and we were impressed by the huge vats where beer ferments.
4. (transport)
a. tanker
En el vídeo pueden verse las cubas que transportan agua a las zonas afectadas por la catástrofe.In the video you can see the tankers carrying water to the disaster-affected areas.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(youngest son or daughter)
Regionalism used in Colombia
Regionalism used in Venezuela
a. youngest child
Mis hermanos mayores dicen que todo es mucho más fácil cuando eres la cuba, pero yo no estoy de acuerdo.My older brothers say that everything is easier when you're the youngest child, but I don't agree.
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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. (general)
a. Cuba
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1 (tonel) cask; barrel; (tina) tub; vat; (Ferro) tank car; (para el agua de lluvia) rainwater butt
estar como una cuba to be as drunk as a lord
cuba de riego water wagon; street sprinkler
2 (panzudo) pot-bellied person
(And) (hijo) youngest child
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