cantinela

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cantinela(
kahn
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tee
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neh
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lah
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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.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(general)
a. old story
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Los hermanos se pelearon por ver quién usa el coche esta noche. Siempre la misma cantinela.The siblings have argued over who gets to use the car tonight. It's always the same old story.
b. all that jazz
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Mi abuelo empezó a hablar otra vez sobre su época en el ejército, la guerra y toda esa cantinela.My grandfather began telling us again about his time in the army, the war, and all that jazz.
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cantinela
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a.
la misma cantinelathe same old story
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cantinela
la misma cantinela the same old story; y toda esa cantinela and all that jazz (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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