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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. (small round jingle bell)
a. bell
Los cascabeles sonaban alegres mientras el trineo descendía entre los abetos.The bells jingled happily while the sleigh slid down among the firs.
Le pusimos un cascabel en el cuello a nuestro gato para saber cuando viene.We put a bell around our cat's neck to know when she's coming.
b. sleigh bell
El año pasado, colgamos pequeños cascabeles en el árbol de Navidad.Last year, we hung tiny sleigh bells on the Christmas tree.
2. (toy)
Regionalism used in Chile
a. rattle
El bebé está en la cuna. ¿No lo oyes jugando con su cascabel?The baby is in the crib. Can't you hear him playing with his rattle?
3. (joyful person)
a. happy-go-lucky person
Mi nieta es un cascabel, siempre sonriente.My granddaughter is a happy-go-lucky person. She's always smiling.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
4. (animal)
a. rattlesnake
Casi me muerde una cascabel que había escondida en un arbusto.I was almost bitten by a rattlesnake hidden in a bush.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. (small) bell
2. (fig)
poner el cascabel al gatoto bell the cat, to dare to go ahead
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little bell
de cascabel gordo pretentious
ser un cascabel to be a scatterbrain
echar o soltar el cascabel to drop a hint
poner el cascabel al gato to bell the cat
(Latinoamérica) rattlesnake; rattler (familiar); (EEUU)
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