A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (fancy)
a. whim
Tengo el dinero que necesito para satisfacer mis caprichos.I have the money I need to satisfy my whims.
Miguel dejó su trabajo, vendió su casa y se mudó a Punta del Este por capricho.Miguel quit his job, sold his house, and moved to Punta del Este on a whim.
b. impulse
Un día, por capricho, me compré un globo aerostático.One day, on impulse, I bought a hot air balloon.
c. caprice (literary)
Esta especie animal tan rara es un auténtico capricho de la naturaleza.This strange animal species is a real caprice of nature.
2. (music)
a. capriccio
Me encanta escuchar estos caprichos; son tan vivos y animados que me alegran el día.I love listening to these capriccios; they are so lively and animated that they brighten up my day.
b. caprice
Paganini compuso 24 caprichos para violín solo.Paganini composed 24 caprices for solo violin.
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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. whim, caprice
darse un caprichoto treat oneself
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1 (antojo) whim; (passing) fancy; caprice (literario)
tiene sus caprichos he has his little whims; es un capricho nada más it's just a passing fancy; por puro capricho just to please o.s.
fue un capricho suyo
entra y sale a su capricho he comes and goes as he pleases; hacer algo a capricho to do sth any old how
2 (cualidad) whimsicality; fancifulness
3 (amante) plaything (familiar)
4 (Música) caprice; capriccio; (Arte) caprice
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