This word may also be spelled “cardume.”
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (group of fish)
a. shoal
El delfín no pudo atrapar ningún pez del cardumen.The dolphin couldn't catch any fish from the shoal.
El cardumen se movía de manera sincronizada, evadiendo al buceador.The shoal moved in a synchronized manner, avoiding the diver.
b. school
El cardumen de peces se movía rápidamente.The school of fish moved quickly.
2. (large quantity)
Regionalism used in Chile
Regionalism used in Colombia
Regionalism used in Uruguay
a. horde (of people)
Un cardumen de personas salió del tren.A horde of people came out of the train.
b. mass (of people)
Cardúmenes de turistas entraban y salían del Louvre.Masses of tourists came in and out of the Louvre.
c. bunch (of things)
El pintor salió de su taller con un cardumen de pinceles en los brazos.The painter left his workshop with a bunch of paintbrushes in his arms.
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1 (Pesca) shoal
2 (And) (S. Cone) (muchos) mass
un cardumen de gente a mass of people; a load of people (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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