carabinero

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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. (military)
a. carabineer
Los carabineros avanzaron en el frente de batalla.The carabineers advanced on the front line.
b. carbineer
Los carabineros abrieron fuego contra los rebeldes.The carbineers opened fire against the rebels.
c. rifleman
El carabinero falló y delató la posición de las tropas.The rifleman missed and gave away the position of the troops.
2. (animal)
a. Scarlet shrimp
Buceando muy en lo profundo del mar, puede ser que veas un carabinero.If you dive deep down in the sea, you may take see a Scarlet shrimp.
3. (culinary)
a. Scarlet shrimp
Yo quiero los carabineros y una copa de vino blanco, por favor.I'll have the Scarlet shrimp and a glass of white wine, please.
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. (customs officer)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. border guard
La carabinera me pidió mi pasaporte y me preguntó sobre los motivos de mi viaje.The border guard asked for my passport and about the reasons for my trip.
5. (police)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
a. police officer
Desde el robo al banco, hay carabineros vigilando la entrada.Since the bank robbery, there are police officers guarding the entrance.
b. policeman (masculine)
Un carabinero fue condecorado por su valentía durante el operativo.A policeman was decorated for his bravery during the operation.
c. policewoman (feminine)
Una carabinera que estaba en el café durante el asalto, persiguió al ladrón.A policewoman who was at the café at the time of the robbery chased the thief.
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carabinero
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (en españa)
a. customs policeman
2. (en italia)
a. carabiniere
3. (policía)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. armed policeman
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carabinero
1 (Mil) rifleman; carabineer; [de frontera] border guard; (Latinoamérica) policeman;
2 (Zoología) prawn
El comando de carabineros consiguió recuperar la escultura Operativos realizados por el cuerpo de Carabineros -los pacos, como se les conoce vulgarmente » Chile
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