An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (surrounded by a fence)
a. fenced in
El huerto está cercado para que los animales no se coman las plantas.The orchard is fenced in so the animals don't eat the plants.
2. (trapped)
a. surrounded
Los ladrones están cercados pero no se quieren rendir.The robbers are surrounded but don't want to surrender.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (barrier)
a. fence
Voy a talar ese árbol y hacer postes para un cercado.I will cut down that tree and cut posts to make a fence.
b. wall
Recogimos más piedras para construir el cercado aun más alto.We gathered more rocks so that we could build the wall even higher.
4. (corral)
a. enclosure
Conté y en el cercado hay 16 ovejas.I counted 16 sheep in the enclosure.
5. (politics)
Regionalism used in Peru
a. central district
Los viejos edificios del cercado tienen una belleza arquitectónica impresionante.The old buildings in the central district have an amazing architectonic beauty.
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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. (valla)
a. fence
2. (lugar)
a. enclosure
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1 (recinto) enclosure; (huerto) enclosed garden; orchard
2 (valla) fence; wall
cercado eléctrico electrified fence
3 (And) (ejido) communal lands
4 (And) (Hist) state capital and surrounding towns
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