cuatro
cuatro(
kwah
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troh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. four
La bebé tiene cuatro meses.The baby is four months old.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. four
El cuatro es mi número favorito.Four is my favorite number.
b. fourth (in dates)
Mi cumpleaños es el cuatro de marzo.My birthday is the fourth of March.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(trap)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. setup
La policía le puso un cuatro a los criminales.The police organized a setup for the criminals.
4. (musical instrument)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. cuatro
Vimos a muchos hombres tocando el cuatro en las calles de Caracas.We saw many men playing the cuatro on the streets of Caracas.
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cuatro
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (poco)
a. a few
hace cuatro díasa few days ago
2. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
cuatro gatoshardly a soul
éramos cuatro gatosthere were only a handful of us
3. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
cuatro lámparasfour-eyes
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
cuatro ojosfour-eyes
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (general)
a. four-stringed guitar
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
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cuatro
adjective
pronoun
1 (gen) four; (ordinal, en la fecha) fourth
cada cuatro días every four days; las cuatro four o'clock; le escribí el día cuatro I wrote to him on the fourth
2 (pocos)
solo había cuatro muebles there were only a few sticks of furniture; te escribo solo cuatro líneas para decirte que ... I'm just dropping you a line to tell you that ...; cayeron cuatro gotas a few drops fell; más de cuatro lo creen quite a few people believe it
solo había cuatro gatos the place was dead (familiar); there was hardly a soul
1 (gen) four; (fecha) fourth
el cuatro de octubre (on) the fourth of October; (on) October the fourth
2 (México) (trampa) trick; fraud; (error) blunder
3 (Ven) (Música) four-stringed guitar
4 (Automóviles)
cuatro latas Renault 4L
cuatro por cuatro four-wheel drive vehicle
el cuatropor cuatro de Paco Bustelo que lo recogía en la Plaza de España y les llevaba a la Casa de Campo donde daban vueltas al lago hablando de Marx.
UNKNOWN
cuatro ojos four-eyes (familiar)
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