coup

coup(
ku
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (politics)
a. el golpe de estado
(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).
(M)
The activists planned a coup to overthrow the government.Los activistas planearon un golpe de estado para derrocar el gobierno.
2. (triumph)
a. el golpe maestro
(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).
(M)
It was a coup when the novice reporter's story was printed on the front page.Fue un golpe maestro que la historia de la reportera principiante apareciera en primera plana.
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coup
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (surprising achievement)
a. el golpe de efecto
(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).
(M)
2. (politics)
a.
coup (d'état)golpe de Estado
coup [kuː]
noun
1 (Pol) (also coup d'état) golpe (m) (de estado)
2 (triumph) éxito (m)
to bring off a coup obtener un éxito inesperado
modifier
coup de grace (n) golpe (m) de gracia
coup de théâtre (n) golpe (m) de efecto
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