Caribbean
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A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (geography)
a. el Caribe
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Many pirates hid treasure in the Caribbean.Muchos piratas escondieron tesoro en el Caribe.
b. las Antillas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My favorite beaches are those in the Caribbean.Mis playas favoritas son las de las Antillas.
2. (sea)
a. el Caribe
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The Spanish galleon carrying gold sunk in the Caribbean.El galeón español que cargaba oro se hundió en el Caribe.
b. el mar Caribe
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The survivors drifted for two hours on the Caribbean until they were rescued.Los sobrevivientes estuvieron dos horas flotando a la deriva en el mar Caribe antes de ser rescatados.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (of Caribbean origin)
a. caribeño
I am too slow to dance to Caribbean rhythms.Me muevo muy lento para bailar ritmos caribeños.
b. del Caribe
We're going on vacations to a Caribbean island, probably Jamaica.Vamos a ir de vacaciones a una isla del Caribe, probablemente Jamaica.
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Caribbean
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the Caribbeanel Caribe
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the Caribbean islandslas Antillas
the Caribbean Seael (mar) Caribe
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Caribbean [ˌkærɪˈbiːən]
adjective
caribe
the Caribbean (Sea) el (Mar) Caribe
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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