cobre
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cobre(
koh
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breh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (metal)
a. copper
Las ollas de cocina hechas de cobre son excelentes conductoras de calor.Cooking pots that are made from copper are excellent conductors of heat.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(money)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. penny
No me pidas plata, que no tengo ni un cobre en mi bolsillo.Don't ask me for money; I don't have a single penny in my pocket.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (color)
a. copper-colored
Me compré una lámpara cobre para mi oficina.I bought a copper-colored lamp for my office.
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cobre
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. copper
2. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
no tener un cobreto be flat broke
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cobre
1 (Minería) copper; (Latinoamérica) (céntimo) cent
no tengo un cobre I haven't a cent/penny
batir(se) el cobre (trabajar mucho) to work with a will; work hard; hustle; (EEUU) (en discusión) to get worked up
batirse el cobre por to go all out to
2 (Culin) copper pans
plural
; (p)
3 (Música) brass
4 (Latinoamérica)
enseñar el cobre to show one's true colours
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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