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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (ventilator)
a. fan
Por favor, prende el abanico. Hace mucho calor.Please turn on the fan. It's really hot.
La reina usó el abanico para refrescarse.The queen used the fan to cool herself off.
2. (span)
a. range
Hay un amplio abanico de posibles respuestas a la pregunta.There's a wide range of possible answers to the question.
b. variety
El mercado ofrece un gran abanico de frutas y verduras frescas.The market offers a great variety of fresh fruit and vegetables.
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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. (para abanicarse)
a. fan
hizo un abanico con los naipeshe fanned out the cards
2. (gama)
a. range
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1 (para darse aire) fan
extender las cartas en abanico to fan out one's cards; con hojas en abanico with leaves arranged like a fan
abanico de chimenea fire screen
abanico eléctrico (México) (ventilador) electric fan
2 (gama) range
abanico de posibilidades range of possibilities
abanico de salarios abanico salarial wage scale
3 (Náutica) derrick
4 (Caribe) (Ferro) points signal
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