alum
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alum(
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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. (chemistry)
a. el alumbre
(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).
My deodorant contain potassium alum.Mi desodorante contiene alumbre de potasio.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(education)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el exalumno
(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).
, la exalumna
(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 doctor is an alum from the University of Southern California.Mi doctora es una exalumna de la Universidad del Sur de California.
b. el egresado
(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).
, la egresada
(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)
We're expecting hundreds of alums to come to this year's homecoming game.Esperamos a cientos de egresados para el partido y la fiesta de exalumnos de este año.
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alum powder
el polvo de alumbre
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