arts
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Usage note
"Art" is usually masculine in the singular and feminine in the plural.
arts(
arts
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (various branches of creative activity)
a. las artes
(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).
She has always had an inclination towards the arts.Ella siempre ha tenido una inclinación hacia las artes.
2. (education) (United Kingdom)
a. las letras
(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).
This university is best known for its School of Arts.Esta universidad es mejor conocida por su Escuela de Letras.
art
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (activity)
a. el arte
(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 biggest passion in life is art.Mi pasión más grande es el arte.
The school specializes in art and music.El colegio se especializa en las artes y la música.
4. (artworks)
a. las obras artísticas
(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 National Museum has an impressive collection of art.El Museo Nacional tiene una impresionante colección de obras artísticas.
5. (skill)
a. el arte
(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).
There is an art to good winemaking.Hacer buenos vinos tiene su arte.
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art
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in general)
a. el arte
(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 artslas artes
arts and craftsartes y oficios
art exhibitionexposición (artística)
art formmanifestación artística
art gallerygalería f de arte
art schoolescuela de bellas artes
2. (university)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
artsletras fpl
3. (technique)
a. el arte
(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).
there's an art to making omeletshacer tortillas tiene su arte
the art of war/conversationel arte de la guerra/la conversación
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art [ɑːt]
noun
1 (painting etc) arte (m)
the arts las bellas artes; art for art's sake el arte por el arte; work of art obra (f) de arte
2 (skill) arte (m); habilidad (f); destreza (f); (technique) técnica (f); (knack) maña (f); (gift) don (m); facilidad (f)
the art of embroidery el arte del bordado; the art of persuasion/seduction el arte de la persuasión/la seducción
there's a definite art to making an omelette
3 (Univ)
Arts Filosofía (f) y Letras; Faculty of Arts Facultad (f) de Filosofía y Letras
4 (cunning) arte (m)
modifier
art collection (n) colección (f) de arte
art college (n) escuela (f) de Bellas Artes
art dealer (n) marchante (m)
art deco (n) art decó (m)
art exhibition (n) exposición (f) de arte
art form (n) medio (m) de expresión artística
art gallery (n) (state-owned) museo (m) (de arte); (private) galería (f) de arte
art lover (n) aficionadoaaficionada (m) (f) al arte;a aficionada
art nouveau (n) modernismo (m)
art paper (n) papel (m) cuché
arts and crafts (n) artesanías (f)
art school (n) escuela (f) de Bellas Artes
Arts Council (n) (Britain) institución pública encargada de la promoción de la cultura y de las actividades artísticas
Arts degree (n) licenciatura (f) en Letras
Arts student (n) estudiante (m) de Letras
art student (n) estudiante (m) de Bellas Artes
art [ɑːt]
verb:present
(thou form)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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