classic
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This word must begin with a capital letter in the sense shown in 5).
classic(
klah
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sihk
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (timeless)
a. clásico
She was wearing a classic pantsuit.Llevaba un clásico traje de chaqueta y pantalón.
2. (memorable)
a. memorable
Then he came out with the classic line from "Casablanca".Luego salió con esa memorable frase de "Casablanca".
3. (typical)
a. clásico
It was a classic example of how not to make a cake.Fue un ejemplo clásico de cómo no debe hacerse un pastel.
b. típico
Priscilla is the classic wife who wants to transform her husband into her image.Priscilla es la típica esposa que quiere transformar a su marido a su imagen y semejanza.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (paradigm)
a. el clásico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Spielberg's "ET" is a classic."ET", de Spielberg, es un clásico.
classics
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (education)
a. las clásicas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She studied Classics at Oxford.Estudió clásicas en Oxford.
b. las lenguas y literaturas clásicas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
After taking Classics in high school, I decided to visit Greece.Después de cursar lenguas y literaturas clásicas en la escuela secundaria, decidí ir a Grecia.
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classic
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. clásico(a)
a classic exampleun ejemplo típico
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (book)
a. el clásico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (school; university)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
classics(lenguas fpl) clásicas fpl
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classic [ˈklæsɪk]
adjective
1 (timeless, traditional) clásico
she was dressed in a classic black suit vestía un clásico traje de chaqueta negro
2 (wonderful, memorable) memorable; (hilarious) genial (informal)
it was classic fue genial (informal); the film "Casablanca" produced some classic lines la película "Casablanca" nos dejó varias frases memorables; the president came out with a classic line el presidente salió con una frase de las que hacen época
Mae West's classic line " why don't ya come over and see me some time"
noun
1 (book, play) clásico (m)
it is a classic of its kind es un clásico en su género
2 classics (Univ) clásicas (f)
3 (hilarious remark or event)
that was a classic! ¡fue genial! (informal)
modifier
classic car (n) coche (m) antiguo de coleccionista; (de coleccionista)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "classic"
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classic rock
el rock clásico
classic car
el automóvil clásico
classic music
música clásica
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