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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (carnival troupe)
a. group
El espectáculo de las comparsas llenó de color el carnaval canario.The show of the Canary groups filled the Canarian carnival with color.
2. (theater)
a. extra
En la obra, había varias comparsas que actuaban como transeúntes en el escenario.In the play, there were several extras who acted as walkers on the stage.
3. (subordinate)
a. puppet
En mi trabajo actual, soy una comparsa cuando debería ser el jefe.In my current job, I'm a puppet when I should be the boss.
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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. (theater)
a. extras
2. (en carnaval)
a. group of people at carnival in same costume and with masks
3. (theater)
a. extra
4. (en carreras, competiciones)
a. also-ran
no es más que un comparsahe's just there to make up the numbers
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1 [de carnaval] group
2 (Teat)
la comparsa the extras
; (p)
3 (persona subordinada) puppet
1 (Teat) extra
2 (Caribe) (bailadores) dance troupe
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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