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See the entry forcala.
Presentél/ella/ustedconjugation ofcalar.
Affirmative imperativeconjugation ofcalar.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (geography)
a. cove
El bote pesquero echó anclas en la cala.The fishing boat anchored in the cove.
2. (culinary)
a. sample slice
Nunca había probado el mango, pero estaban repartiendo calas en el mercado y es delicioso.I'd never tried mango, but they were handing out sample slices at the market and it's delicious.
3. (nautical)
a. hold
Los marineros bajaron las cajas a la cala del barco.The sailors took the crates down to the hold of the ship.
4. (botany)
a. arum lily
La cala crece en pantanos y tiene un solo pétalo.Arum lilies grow in ponds and only have a single petal.
b. calla lily
Mi abuela me envió un ramillete de calas para mi boda.My grandmother sent me a bouquet of calla lilies for my wedding.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Spain
a. peseta
¿Cuánto costó el vino? - 300 calas.How much was the wine? - 300 pesetas.
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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. (bahía pequeña)
a. cove
2. (del barco)
a. hold
3. (de fruta)
a. sample slice
4. (botany)
a. arum lily
5. (antes fam)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. peseta
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1 (Geografía) (ensenada) cove
2 (Náutica) hold
3 (Pesca) fishing ground
1 (Culin) [de fruta] sample slice
hacer cala y cata to test for quality
2 (Med) (supositorio) suppository; (sonda) probe
3 (Automóviles) dipstick
(España) peseta
(Mil) glasshouse (muy_familiar); prison
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