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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. (instrument)
a. bell
Las campanas repicaron en el campanario cuando los novios salieron de la iglesia.The bells rang in the bell tower when the bride and groom came out of the church.
El sonido de la campana de la iglesia anunció la llegada de la medianoche.The sound of the church bell announced the arrival of midnight.
2. (in school)
a. bell
Corren, ¡que ya va a sonar la campana!Run, the bell is about to ring!
3. (for absorbing smoke)
a. hood
Encendimos la chimenea, pero la campana no funcionaba y se llenó la casa de humo.We lit the fire, but the hood wasn't working and the house filled with smoke.
b. extractor hood
La campana de la cocina no absorbía el humo porque llevaba años sin limpiarse.The range extractor hood wasn't absorbing the smoke because it hadn't been cleaned for years.
4. (for protecting food)
a. cover
Ponle la campana al pan para que no se posen las moscas.Please put the cover over the bread so the flies can't get on it.
5. (for diving)
a. diving bell
Los investigadores usaron la campana para sumergirse en el océano y ver los tiburones.The researchers used the diving bell to dive in the ocean and see the sharks.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. lookout
Vamos, Felipe, dile a tu hermanito que haga de campana.Come on, Felipe, tell your little brother to be the lookout.
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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. (general)
a. bell
2. (fig)
echar las campanas al vueloto jump for joy
3. (fam fig)
oír campanas y no saber dóndenot to know what one is talking about
campana de buzo o de salvamentodiving bell
campana extractora (de humos)extractor hood
campanas tubularestubular bells
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1 [de iglesia, puerta] bell; [de orquesta] bell; chime
a campana tañida a toque de campana to the sound of bells
echar o lanzar las campanas a vuelo to celebrate
aún es pronto para echar las campanas al vuelo it's still too early to celebrate o to start spreading the good news
estar campana (Caribe) to be fine
hacer campana(s) to play truant
oír campanas (y no saber de dónde vienen) not to have a clue
2 (Técnica) [de la chimenea] hood
campana de humos campana extractora extractor hood
3 (Buceo)
campana de buzo campana de inmersión diving bell
4 (S. Cone) (campo) country(side)
(Latinoamérica) (vigilante) look-out
hacer de campana to keep watch
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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