cornerstone
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cornerstone(
kawr
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nuhr
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ston
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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. (architecture)
a. la piedra angular
(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).
Senator Andrews will lay the cornerstone of the new library today.Hoy el senador Andrews colocará la piedra angular de la nueva biblioteca.
2. (key element)
a. la piedra angular
(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).
A free health service remains the cornerstone of the party's program.El servicio de salud gratuito sigue siendo la piedra angular del programa partidario.
b. el pilar
(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).
My grandmother is the cornerstone of our family. She keeps everyone in touch.Mi abuela es el pilar de nuestra familia. Mantiene a todos en contacto.
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cornerstone
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (also fig)
a. la piedra angular
(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).
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cornerstone [ˈkɔːnəstəʊn]
noun
piedra (f) angular
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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