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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (hollow stem)
a. cane
El ron está hecho de los subproductos de la caña de azúcar.Rum is made from the byproducts of sugar cane.
b. reed
Me compré una canasta hecha de caña en el pueblito.I bought a basket made of reeds in the village.
2. (for fishing)
a. rod
No te olvides de tu caña de pescar cuando vayas al río.Don't forget your fishing rod when you go to the river.
3. (upper part of boot)
a. leg
Ella prefiere las botas con cañas largas porque son más abrigadas.She prefers boots with long legs because they're warmer.
4. (measure of draft beer)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. glass of beer
Con cada caña que usted pida, le daremos tapas gratuitas.With every small glass of beer that you order, we'll give you free tapas.
5. (liquor)
Regionalism used in Cuba
a. rum
Vamos hombre, pásame la botella de caña.Come on man, pass me the bottle of rum.
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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. (planta)
a. cane
2. (de río, de estanque)
a. reed
caña de azúcarsugarcane
3. (de cerveza)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. small glass of beer
caña (de pescar)fishing rod
4. (de bota)
a. leg
5. (tuétano)
a. bone marrow
6. (alcohol)
a. rum
7. (expresiones)
darle o meterle caña a algoto get a move on with something
meter caña al cocheto step on it
darle caña a alguiento give somebody a beating
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1 (junco) reed; (tallo) stem; stalk
un techo de caña a roof of reed thatch; azúcar de caña cane sugar; ron de caña cane rum
dar o meter caña
la policía le dio caña a los manifestantes the police laid into the demonstrators (familiar); la prensa le ha dado caña al gobierno the press has really laid into the government; the press has really given the government some stick (familiar); le han metido caña al jefe para que nos aumente el sueldo they've been going on at my boss to give us a pay rise; tendrás que darle o meterle caña si quieres acabarlo pronto you'll have to get stuck into it if you want to finish it soon; le mete mucha caña al coche he really steps on the gas
¡métele caña, que tenemos prisa!
las cañas se vuelven lanzas a joke can easily turn into something unpleasant
caña de azúcar sugar cane
caña de bambú cane
caña dulce caña melar sugar cane
2 (also caña de pescar) fishing rod
3 (vaso)
una caña (de cerveza) a small glass of beer; ¡dos cañas! two beers please; una caña de vino a tall wineglass; a long glass
4 (Anatomía) [de la pierna] shinbone; [de caballo] shank
5 [de bota] leg
botas de media caña calf-length boots
6 [de columna] shaft
7 especialmente (Latinoamérica) (aguardiente) cane liquor
estar con la caña mala (S. Cone) to have a hangover (familiar)
8 (Minería) gallery
9 (Náutica) [de ancla] shank; [de timón] tiller; helm
10 (Caribe) (trago) swig (familiar); drink
11 (And) (Caribe) (bulo) false rumour; (bravata) bluff; bluster
12 (Latinoamérica) (pajita) (drinking) straw
13 (pene) prick (vulgar)
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