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van

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van(
vahn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (transport)
a. la camioneta
(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).
We have to go pick up the van for the move tomorrow.Tenemos que ir a recoger la camioneta para la mudanza de mañana.
b. la furgoneta
(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 dad's a mechanic, and he keeps all his tools in his van.Mi padre es mecánico y guarda todas las herramientas en su furgoneta.
c. la vagoneta
(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 Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
We decided to rent a van to move the piano.Decidimos rentar una vagoneta para transportar el piano.
2. (automobile)
a. el monovolumen
(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).
When our second child was born, we got a van.Cuando nació nuestro segundo hijo, nos compramos un monovolumen.
b. la combi
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Daniel and Gaby are traveling around Mexico in a van.Daniel y Gaby están recorriendo México en una combi.
c. el minivan
(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 van picks the passengers up at the airport and takes them to the hotel.Un minivan recoge a los pasajeros en el aeropuerto y los lleva al hotel.
3. (railways) (United Kingdom)
a. el furgón
(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 loaded my bike into the guard's van.Cargué mi bicicleta en el furgón de cola.
4. (military)
a. la vanguardia
(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 ships in the van then opened fire.Entonces los buques en la vanguardia abrieron fuego.
5. (forefront)
a. la vanguardia
(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).
These artists were in the van of the new movement.Estos artistas estaban a la vanguardia del nuevo movimiento.
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van
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (aut)
a. la camioneta f, furgoneta
(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).
van driverconductor(ora) de camioneta
2. (railroad) (United Kingdom)
a. el furgón
(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).
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van [væn]
noun
(Britain) (Aut) camioneta (f); furgoneta (f); (for removals) camión (m) de mudanzas; (Britain) (Ferro) furgón (m);
modifier
van driver (n) conductoraconductora (m) (f) de camioneta;a conductora
van pool (n) (US) parque (m) (móvil) de furgonetas
van [væn]
noun
(Mil) also vanguardia (f)
to be in the van ir a la vanguardia; to be in the van of progress estar en la vanguardia del progreso
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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