A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (animal)
a. canary
Me despertó un canario que cantaba en su jaula.A canary singing in its cage woke me up.
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).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (inhabitant of the Canary Islands)
a. Canary Islander
Mi hermano se casó con una canaria y vive en Lanzarote.My brother married a Canary Islander and lives in Lanzarote.
b. person from the Canary Islands
Muchos canarios emigraron a América entre los singlos XV y XX.Many people from the Canary Islands emigrated to America between the 15th and 20th centuries.
3. (inhabitant of Canelones)
a. person from Canelones
Yo conozco a varios canarios que viven en Montevideo.I know several people from the Canelones who live in Montevideo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (related to the Canary Islands)
a. from the Canary Islands
Los plátanos canarios son pequeños y dulces.The bananas from the Canary Islands are small and sweet.
b. of the Canary Islands
¿El español canario es similar al andaluz?Is the Spanish of the Canary Islands similar to Andalusian Spanish?
5. (related to Canelones)
a. from Canelones
Bebimos un vino canario excelente.We drank an excellent wine from Canelones.
b. of Canelones
El encuentro está organizado por varios municipios canarios.The conference has been organized by several town councils of Canelones.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. of/from the Canary Islands, Canary
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (persona)
a. Canary Islander
3. (pájaro)
a. canary
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canarioa canaria
from/of the Canary Islands
Canary Islander; native/inhabitant of the Canary Islands
los canarios the people of the Canary Islands
1 (Ornitología) canary
2 prick (vulgar)
3 (Latinoamérica) (amarillo) canary yellow
un llamativo color amarillo canario sus chillones colores » amarillo canario" y » rojo caliente
well I'm blowed! (familiar)
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