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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. (external covering)
a. shell
Parece que el pequeño avestruz está teniendo algo de dificultad para salir de su cascarón.It looks like the baby ostrich is having some difficulty breaking out of its shell.
El pajarito comenzó a romper el cascarón mientras salía de él.The baby bird began to break the shell as it hatched.
b. eggshell
El nido está vacío y hay pedazos de cascarón roto.The nest is empty and there are pieces of broken eggshell.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
a. tub
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
¿Ese cascarón es la única manera que tenemos de cruzar el río?Is that tub the only way we can cross the river?
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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. eggshell
2. (fig)
salir del cascarónto leave the nest
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eggshell; broken eggshell
meterse en su cascarón to go into one's shell
está recién salido del cascarón he's a bit wet behind the ears
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