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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. (pipeline)
a. pipe
El caño está roto y por eso gotea.The pipe is broken and so it leaks.
b. tube
El fontanero utilizó un alambre para retirar el tapón del caño.The plumber used a wire to take the plug out of the tube.
2. (stream)
a. jet
El caño de la fuente expulsaba el agua con mucha presión.The jet in the fountain expelled the water with a lot of pressure.
b. spout
La fuente tenía un caño de agua tan pequeño que era difícil de beber.The fountain had such a small spout that it was hard to drink from it.
3. (spigot)
Regionalism used in Peru
a. faucet
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Cierra el caño cuando no lo uses para ahorrar agua.Turn off the faucet when you are not using it to save water.
b. tap (United Kingdom)
Ten cuidado si abres el caño del agua caliente porque abrasa.Be careful if you open the tap of hot water because it's boiling.
4. (nautical)
a. channel
Desde la bahía se veía un yate navegando por el caño.From the bay we saw a yacht sailing through the channel.
b. river
No se les permite a las lanchas motoras navegar por el estrecho caño.Speedboats are not allowed to sail the narrow river.
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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 fuente)
a. jet
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1 (tubo) tube; pipe; (Música) pipe; [de fuente] jet; spout; (Archit) gutter; (alcantarilla) drain; (open) sewer; (And) (grifo) tap; faucet; (EEUU)
2 (Minería) gallery
3 (bodega) wine cellar
4 (Náutica) navigation channel; deep channel; (And) (Caribe) (río) narrow navigable river
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