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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (fire and rescue service)
a. fire department
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡Que alguien llame a los bomberos!Someone call the fire department!
b. fire brigade (United Kingdom)
Los bomberos llegaron en cinco minutos para combatir el fuego.The fire brigade arrived within five minutes to tackle the fire.
el bombero, la bombera
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (profession)
a. firefighter
Los bomberos consiguieron apagar el incendio forestal en tres días.The firefighters managed to put out the forest fire in three days.
b. fireman (masculine)
El bombero activó la sirena del camión para abrirse paso entre el tráfico.The fireman turned on the fire truck's siren to clear a path through the traffic.
c. firewoman (feminine)
Aquí hay tres bomberas que trabajan hombro a hombro con sus compañeros masculinos.Here there are three firewomen working shoulder to shoulder with their male colleagues.
3. (gas pump assistant)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
a. gas station attendant
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Pedí diésel, pero el bombero me puso gasolina.I asked for diesel, but the gas station attendant gave me gasoline.
b. petrol pump attendant (United Kingdom)
El bombero ya se fue, así que tendrá que llenar el tanque usted mismo.The petrol pump attendant has left, so you'll have to fill the tank yourself.
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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. (de incendios)
a. firefighter, fireman, firewoman
tener ideas de bomberoto have crazy ideas
2. (de gasolinera)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
a. petrol-pump o (United Kingdom)
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bomberoa bombera
1 (de incendios) firefighter; fireman
cuerpo de bomberos fire brigade; llamar a los bomberos to call the fire brigade
2 (persona problemática) troublemaker
3 (Arg) (Mil) (explorador) spy; scout
4 (Latinoamérica) (Automóviles) petrol-pump attendant; gas station attendant; (EEUU)
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