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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (brook)
a. stream
Un arroyo brotaba de las rocas musgosas.A stream sprang from the mossy rocks.
Cuando era niño, solía venir a este arroyo con mi papá a pescar truchas.When I was a kid, I used to come to this stream with my dad to fish for trout.
2. (ravine)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. gully
Descendimos de la cima por un arroyo profundo y pedregoso.We came down from the mountaintop along a deep and stoney gully.
3. (poverty)
a. gutter
Tuve que trabajar duro para salir del arroyo.I had to work hard to get out of the gutter.
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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. (riachuelo)
a. stream
2. (de la calle)
a. gutter
3. (fig)
sacar a alguien del arroyoto drag somebody out of the gutter
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1 (riachuelo) stream; brook; (cauce) watercourse; (Latinoamérica) (río) river; (México) (barranco) gully; ravine
2 (cuneta) gutter
poner a algn en el arroyo to turn sb onto the streets; sacar a algn del arroyo to drag sb from the gutter; ser del arroyo to be an orphan
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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