chaparrón

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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. (weather)
a. downpour
Quedémonos en casa. Para esta tarde pronosticaron un chaparrón.Let's stay home. They forecast a downpour for this afternoon.
Esperábamos que el día de nuestra boda fuera soleado, pero en vez de eso nos tocó un chaparrón.We were hoping for it to be sunny on our wedding day, but we got a downpour instead.
b. cloudburst
Esperamos debajo de un toldo hasta que pasara el chaparrón.We waited under an awning until the cloudburst passed.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(great amount)
a. barrage
Luego de su clase magistral, el profesor recibió un chaparrón de preguntas.After his magnificent lecture, the professor faced a barrage of questions.
b. flood
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
La cantante recibió un chaparrón de cartas de sus admiradores.The singer received a flood of letters from her fans.
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chaparrón
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (lluvia)
a. downpour
2. (gran cantidad)
a.
un chaparrón de críticasa barrage of criticism
un chaparrón de solicitudesa flood of applications
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chaparrón
1 (Meteorología) downpour; cloudburst
aguantar el chaparrón to face the music (familiar)
2 [de insultos] barrage; [de cartas] flood
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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