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This proper noun must be preceded by the definite article "las."
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (region)
a. Galapagos
Vimos centenares de leones marinos tomando el sol cuando estuvimos de vacaciones en las Galápagos.We saw hundreds of sea lions basking in the sun when we were on vacation in the Galapagos.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (animal)
a. turtle
Silvia tiene como mascotas un galápago y otros reptiles.Silvia has a turtle and other reptiles as pets.
b. freshwater turtle
En esta sección del acuario podrán ver varios galápagos.In this section of the aquarium you'll see several freshwater turtles.
3. (horseback riding)
a. light saddle
Carlitos está aprendiendo cómo ponerle un galápago a un caballo.Carlitos is learning how to put a light saddle on a horse.
b. sidesaddle
El galápago no quedó bien ajustado y Tania casi se cae del caballo.The sidesaddle wasn't adjusted properly, and Tania almost fell off the horse.
4. (cycling)
a. racing saddle
¿Sabes dónde puedo comprar un buen galápago para mi bicicleta?Do you know where I could buy a good racing saddle for my bike?
5. (piece of metal)
a. ingot
Los galápagos en la bodega del barco sirvieron de lastre durante la tempestad.The ingots in the hold of the ship served as ballast during the storm.
6. (architecture)
a. tile mold
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El techador utilizó sus propios galápagos para hacer tejas de barro.The roofer used his own tile molds to make terracotta tiles.
b. tile mould (United Kingdom)
Las tejas de las casas del pueblo se hacían poniendo barro en galápagos de madera.The tiles for the houses in the town were made by putting mud in wooden tile moulds.
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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)
las (islas) Galápagosthe Galapagos Islands
las (islas) Galápagos the Galapagos (Islands)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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