Usage note
This word may also be spelled "carrousel."
carousel
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (merry-go-round)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el carrusel
(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).
At the fair there was a carousel and a bouncy castle for the kids.En la feria había un carrusel y un castillo inflable para los niños.
b. el tiovivo
(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).
My son asked me for some money to ride the carousel.Mi hijo me pidió dinero para montar en el tiovivo.
c. la calesita
(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).
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
There was a long line of children waiting to get on the carousel.Había una larga cola de niños esperando para subirse a la calesita.
2. (conveyor belt)
a. la cinta transportadora
(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).
I waited an hour but my suitcase never came out onto the baggage carousel.Esperé una hora pero mi maleta no apareció en la cinta transportadora de equipajes.
3. (device for showing slides)
a. el carrete de diapositivas
(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).
I put 140 slides into the carousel and slotted it into the projector.Coloqué 140 diapositivas en el carrete de diapositivas y lo introduje en el proyector.
b. el carrusel
(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).
One of the slides got stuck in the carousel, and I damaged it when I took it out.Una de las diapositivas se atascó en el carrusel y la estropeé al sacarla.
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carousel
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (at fair)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el tiovivo
(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).
2. (at airport)
a. la cinta transportadora de equipajes
(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).
3. (for slides)
a. el carro
(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).
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carousel [ˌkæruːˈsel]
noun
1 (US) (merry-go-round) tiovivo (m); carrusel (m)
2 (Fot) bombo (m) de diapositivas
3 (at airport) cinta (f) de equipajes
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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