albatross
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The plural of “albatross” is “albatrosses” or “albatross.”
albatross(
ahl
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buh
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tras
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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. (animal)
a. el albatros
(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).
The albatross dived into the ocean to catch a squid.El albatros se zambulló en el océano para capturar un calamar.
2. (burden)
a. la lastre
(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 audit of the city's finances proved to be an albatross for the former mayor for years.La auditoría de las finanzas de la ciudad resultó ser un lastre para la ex alcalde durante años.
b. el rémora
(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).
His running mate is an albatross. His political career is over.Su compañero de fórmula es una rémora. Su carrera política ha terminado.
3. (sports)
a. el albatros
(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).
He just got an albatross on hole six and a hole in one on seven.Acaba de anotar un albatros en el hoyo seis y un hoyo en uno en el siete.
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albatross
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el albatros
(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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albatross [ˈælbətrɒs]
noun
1 (Orn) albatros (m)
2 (burden) rémora (f)
Privatization could become a political albatross for the Tories There are already signs that the minimum wage is making a rapid transition from flagship policy to potential albatross Now she has another albatross to carry - Four Weddings And A Funeral, which means audiences the world over will know her as that nice girl in nice hats
to be an albatross around sb's neck suponer una rémora para algn
The Observer agreed - describing Mrs Thatcher as "an electoral albatross around the party's neck"
3 (Golf) albatros (m); menos tres (m)
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albatros
Listen to an audio pronunciation
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albatros(
ahl
-
bah
-
trohs
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (animal)
a. albatross
El albatros se vio imponente cuando abrió sus alas y emprendió el vuelo.The albatross looked imposing when it opened its wings and took flight.
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albatros
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. albatross
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
albatros
albatross; double eagle; (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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