el delfín, la delfín(
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
1. (animal)
a. dolphin
El delfín saltó fuera del agua.The dolphin leaped out of the water.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (title)
a. dauphin
Luis Carlos se convirtió en Delfín de Francia tras la muerte de su hermano.Louis-Charles became Dauphin of France after the death of his brother.
3. (politics)
a. successor
El delfín de la presidenta argentina cuenta con muchos simpatizantes.The Argentine president's successor has many supporters.
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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. (animal)
a. dolphin
2. (history)
a. dauphin
3. (sucesor)
a. successor
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
1 (Zoología) dolphin
2 (Política) designated successor; heir apparent
3 (Hist) dauphin
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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