algarabía

algarabía(
ahl
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gah
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rah
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bee
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ah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (commotion)
a. racket
Cerré la ventana para no escuchar la algarabía de los manifestantes que estaban afuera.I closed the windows so as not to hear the racket of the protesters outside.
No sé cómo puedes dormir con semejante algarabía afuera de la casa.I don't know how you can sleep with that racket outside the house.
b. hullabaloo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Escuchaste la algarabía cuando los fanáticos celebraron?Did you hear the hullabaloo of the fans celebrating?
2. (exaltation)
a. rejoicing
Me asomé por el balcón para ver la algarabía de los hinchas que celebraban el campeonato.I leaned over the balcony to see the rejoicing of the fans celebrating their championship.
b. jubilation
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
La algarabía de la gente en el sambódromo era ensordecedora.The jubilation of the people in the Sambadrome was deafening.
3. (nonsense talk)
a. gibberish
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No entiendo nada. ¿Está hablando algarabía o una lengua extranjera?I can't understand a single word. Is she speaking gibberish or a foreign language?
4.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(language)
a. Arabic
El texto fue traducido de la algarabía al castellano y al catalán.The text was translated from Arabic into Castilian and Catalan.
5. (botany)
a. cornflower
Las algarabías comenzaron a aparecer en otoño.The cornflowers started to come out during the fall.
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algarabía
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (habla confusa)
a. gibberish
2. (alboroto)
a. racket
algarabía
1 (griterío) hullabaloo
2 (Lingüística) Arabic
3 (Botánica) cornflower
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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