cantazo

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cantazo(
kahn
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tah
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soh
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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. (non-sharped part of a blade)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
José le dio un cantazo a la nuez con el cuchilla para abrirla.Jose cracked the nut open with the spine of the kitchen knife.
El caballero le dio un cantazo en la cabeza con la espada.The knight hit him in the head with the blunt of the sword.
2. (edge)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Cómo te hiciste ese moretón? - Me di un cantazo con la mesa.How did you get that bruise? - I hit my leg against the corner of the table.
La anciana se cayó y se dio un cantazo en la cabeza con el cordón de la vereda.The old lady fell and hit her head on the curb.
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