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caldera

caldera(
kahl
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deh
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rah
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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. (large heating device)
a. boiler
La casa es tan grande que la caldera no es suficiente para calentarla.The house is so big that the boiler can't heat the whole place.
2. (electrical appliance)
a. water heater
Compré una nueva caldera para mi casa.I bought a new water heater for my house.
b. hot-water heater
La caldera dejó de funcionar. ¿Sabes cómo arreglarla?The hot-water heater stopped working. Do you know how to fix it?
3. (large kettle)
a. caldron
En el cuento la bruja echaba ojos de sapo en la caldera.In the tale the witch threw toad eyes into the caldron.
b. cauldron
En la caldera de la feria hervía vino caliente.There was hot wine boiling in the cauldron at the fair.
4. (teakettle)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. kettle
Puse agua en la caldera para prepararme un té.I put water in the kettle to prepare some tea.
b. pot
El olor a Earl Grey que salía de la caldera era muy rico.The smell of Earl Grey coming from the pot was lovely.
5. (geology)
a. caldera
La caldera originada por el volcán tenía un diámetro de cinco kilómetros.The caldera created by the volcano had a diameter of five kilometers.
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caldera
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. boiler
caldera de vaporsteam boiler
caldera
(Técnica) boiler; (caldero) cauldron; (S. Cone) (cacerola) pot; (tetera) teapot; (pava) kettle; (And) crater
las calderas de Pe(d)ro Botero hell
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