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corporal

corporal(
kohr
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poh
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rahl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (relating to the body)
a. physical
Una forma eficaz de adelgazar consiste en incrementar la actividad corporal.An effective way of losing weight is to increase your physical activity.
b. corporal
El castigo corporal hace ya muchos años que desapareció de nuestras escuelas.It's been many years since corporal punishment was abolished in our schools.
c. body
Nos abrazamos para mantener el calor corporal.We hugged so our body heat would keep us warm.
d. bodily
Internamos a Daniela en un manicomio porque se hacía daño corporal.We committed Daniela to a psychiatric hospital because she was committing bodily harm to herself.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (religious)
a. corporal
El sacristán extendió el corporal sobre el altar.The sacristan spread the corporal over the altar.
b. altar cloth
El corporal estaba delicadamente bordado con cruces doradas.The altar cloth was delicately embroidered with gold crosses.
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corporal
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (calor)
a. body
2. (trabajo, daño)
a. physical
3. (castigo)
a. corporal
corporal
adjective
corporal; bodily
castigo corporal corporal punishment; ejercicio corporal physical exercise; higiene corporal personal hygiene
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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