A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (substance)
a. balsam
Después de tomar el sol conviene darse un bálsamo para hidratar la piel.You should apply a balsam to moisturize your skin after sunbathing.
b. balm
Este bálsamo de aloe vera ayudará a que tu herida cicatrice.This aloe vera balm will help your wound heal.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(soothing effect)
a. balm
Hablar con Juan fue un bálsamo para mí porque aclaramos nuestros malentendidos.Talking to Juan was a balm for me because we cleared up our misunderstandings.
b. comfort
Las charlas con mi madre son siempre un bálsamo cuando me encuentro triste.Talking with my mom is always a comfort when I feel sad.
3. (hair product)
Regionalism used in Chile
a. conditioner
En la ducha siempre utilizo bálsamo para que el pelo quede más suave.I always use conditioner in the shower so that my hair feels softer.
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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. (medicine)
a. balsam
2. (alivio)
a. balm
1 (sustancia) balsam; balm
2 (consuelo) balm; comfort
3 (S. Cone) [de pelo] hair conditioner
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