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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (animal)
a. kangaroo
El canguro se alejó dando saltos y pronto había desaparecido entre los árboles.The kangaroo jumped away, and soon it had disappeared among the trees.
2. (baby carrier)
a. sling
Mi bebé se durmió en cuanto lo puse en el canguro.My baby fell asleep as soon as I put him in the sling.
b. baby sling
¿La llevamos en el carrito o el canguro?Shall we take her in the stroller or the baby sling?
3. (looking after children)
Regionalism used in Spain
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Me saco algún dinero extra haciendo canguros.I get some extra money babysitting.
Esta noche no salgo. Tengo un canguro.I won't be going out tonight. I have to babysit.
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
4. (person who looks after children)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. babysitter
La canguro llegó tarde y nos perdimos el primer acto de la obra.Our babysitter arrived late, and we missed the first act of the play.
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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. (animal)
a. kangaroo
2. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. babysitter
hacer de canguroto babysit
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1 (Zoología) kangaroo
2 (impermeable) cagoule
3 (mochila) baby-sling; baby-carrier worn on the chest; (worn on the chest)
4 (Náutica) ferry
[de niños] baby-sitter
esta noche hago de canguro I'm baby-sitting tonight; —¿a qué te dedicas? —trabajo de canguro "what do you do for a living?" — "I do some baby-sitting"
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