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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
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).
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No te metas con ese tipo. Es un caco de lo más malo que hay.Don't get involved with that guy. He's not someone you want to mess around with.
Había un grupo de cacos escuchando reguetón y acosando a cualquiera que tratara de entrar a la disco.There was a group of hoodlums listening to reggaeton and harassing anyone trying to go into the club.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
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