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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (lingering taste)
a. aftertaste
¡Puaj! Este vino tiene un dejo pero muy raro.Ugh! This wine has a really weird aftertaste.
2. (intonation)
a. accent
Se nota en seguida por el dejo con el que habla que es argentina.You can immediately tell from the accent with which she speaks that she's Argentinian.
b. lilt
Le daba cierto placer oírlo hablar con su dejo irlandés.It gave her a certain pleasure to hear him speak with his Irish lilt.
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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. (acento)
a. accent
2. (sabor)
a. aftertaste
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1 (sabor) aftertaste
tiene un dejo raro it has an odd aftertaste
2 [de arrogancia, laxitud] touch
3 (Lingüística) accent; trace of accent
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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