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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (geography)
a. hill
Subamos al cerro para ver las estrellas.Let's go up the hill to look at the stars.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(pile) (Andes)
a. mountain
Tengo un cerro de ropa para lavar.I have a mountain of laundry to do.
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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. hill
2. (fam fig)
Regionalism used in Spain
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
irse por los cerros de Úbedato go off at a tangent, to stray from the point
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1 (Geografía) hill
andar o echarse o ir por los cerros de Úbeda to wander off the point; go off at a tangent
2 (Zoología) back
ir en cerro to ride bareback
3 (Técnica) bunch of cleaned hemp or flax
4 (And) (montón) heap; load
un cerro de algo a heap of sth; a load of sth
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