alpaca
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alpaca(
ahl
-
pah
-
kuh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. la alpaca
(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 alpaca lives in the Andes Mountains and eats grass and hay.La alpaca vive en la Cordillera de los Andes y come pasto y heno.
2. (material)
a. la alpaca
(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).
I bought a scarf made of alpaca in Peru.Compré una bufanda de alpaca en Perú.
b. la lana de alpaca
(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).
Alpaca can be used to make clothes and blankets.La lana de alpaca se puede utilizar para hacer ropa y mantas.
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alpaca
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
alpaca(
ahl
-
pah
-
kah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (animal)
a. alpaca
Hay una gran población de alpacas y llamas en Perú.There's a large population of alpacas and llamas in Peru.
2. (wool)
a. alpaca
Los artesanos de aquí usan tela de alpaca para confeccionar ropa y mantas.Local artisans use alpaca cloth to make clothing and blankets.
b. alpaca wool
La alpaca es muy suave y ligera, pero al mismo tiempo resistente y caliente.Alpaca wool is soft and lightweight, while at the same time being warm and hard-wearing.
3. (cloth)
a. alpaca
Manuel llevaba un traje de alpaca beige en la boda de su hermana.Manuel wore a beige alpaca suit to his sister's wedding.
4. (metal)
a. nickel silver
Mi hija me regaló unos aretes de alpaca muy bonitos.My daughter gave me a very pretty pair of nickel silver earrings.
b. German silver
Mi abuela usa su vajilla de alpaca para ocasiones especiales.My grandmother uses her German silver tableware for special occasions.
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alpaca
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. alpaca
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alpaca
alpaca
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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