carpa

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carpa(
kahr
-
pah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (temporary shelter)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. tent
Armemos la carpa en ese claro antes de que caiga el sol.Let's put up the tent in that clearing before the sun goes down.
2. (canopy)
a. awning
En los días que hace mucho sol, usamos una carpa para proteger el patio del sol.On very sunny days, we use an awning to shade the patio.
3. (temporary events venue)
a. tent
Alquilamos una carpa para poder invitar a más gente a la fiesta.We've rented a tent so we can invite more people to the party.
b. marquee (United Kingdom)
La recepción de la boda se celebró en una carpa por la lluvia.The wedding reception was held in a marquee due to the rain.
c. big top (in a circus)
La carpa del circo es blanca y roja.The circus big top is red and white.
4. (animal)
a. carp
En este lago hay un gran número de peces, especialmente carpas.Large numbers of fish, principally carp, can be found in this lake.
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carpa
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (pez)
a. carp
2. (de circo)
a. big top
3. (en parque, la calle)
a. marquee
4. (tienda de campaña)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. tent
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carpa
(pez) carp
carpa dorada goldfish
carpa
1 [de circo] big top
2 (toldo) awning
3 especialmente (Latinoamérica) (tienda de campaña) tent
4 (México) travelling show
In Mexico a carpa is a travelling show held under a big top. Originating in the nationalistic aftermath of the Mexican revolution, carpas toured agricultural communities and mining towns offering a menu of satire, slapstick humour, dramatic sketches and humorous monologues, as well as acrobatics, tightrope walking and other circus entertainments. It was in the carpa that the Mexican comic character, Cantinflas, started life.
note See culture box in entry pelado.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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