culto
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culto(
kool
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toh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (showing good education)
a. cultured
Para ser un hombre de un pueblito, Ron es muy culto.For a man from a small town, Ron's very cultured.
b. educated
Mi abuela fue una mujer culta y ampliamente respetada en su tiempo.My grandmother was an educated and widely respected woman in her time.
2. (erudite)
a. learned
Luis piensa que con usar palabras cultas va a causar mejor impresión.Luis thinks that by using learned words he'll make a better impression.
b. highbrow
A Alma solo le interesa leer literatura culta.Alma's only interested in reading highbrow literature.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (veneration)
a. worship
El culto a la Virgen de Guadalupe está muy extendido en México.The worship of the Virgin of Guadalupe is widespread in Mexico.
b. cult
No sé de dónde viene ese culto a la moda punk.I don't know where that cult of punk fashion comes from.
4. (tribute)
a. homage
Oscar escribió una novela de culto a su abuelo.Oscar wrote a novel as a homage to his grandfather.
5. (group)
a. cult
La policía ha detenido a varios miembros de un culto fanático.The police have arrested several members of a fanatical cult.
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culto
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (persona)
a. cultured, educated
2. (estilo)
a. refined
3. (palabra)
a. literary, learned
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (devoción)
a. worship
rendir culto ato worship
culto a la personalidadpersonality cult
5. (religión)
a. cult
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culto
adjective
1 [+persona] cultured; educated; (afectado) affected
2 [+palabra, frase] learned
1 (Religión) (veneración) worship; (ritual) cult;a of
libertad de culto freedom of worship; el culto a Zeus the cult of Zeus; rendir culto a to worship; to pay homage o tribute to
2 (admiración) cult
el culto al cuerpo
de culto cult; una película de culto a cult movie
La amenaza de Andrómeda, fue llevada al cine y se convirtió en película de culto Interesante y algo sórdido filme sobre el Holliwood de los años treinta, convertido ya en filme de culto.
culto a la personalidad personality cult
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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rendirle culto a
to worship
rendir culto
to worship
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