derrumbe

derrumbe(
deh
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rroom
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beh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (fall)
a. collapse
Cientos de personas murieron en el derrumbe de las Torres Gemelas.Hundreds of people died in the collapse of the Twin Towers.
b. landslide
Las fuertes lluvias ocasionaron un derrumbe que bloqueó la carretera a la playa.The heavy rains caused a landslide which blocked the road to the beach.
2. (finance)
a. collapse
El derrumbe financiero afectó a un gran numero de países.The financial collapse impacted a large number of nations.
3. (geography)
a. precipice
El conductor saltó del auto segundos antes de que cayera por el derrumbe.The driver jumped out of the car right before it went over the precipice.
b. cliff
Descendimos haciendo rapel por un derrumbe cerca de la montaña Nova.We rappelled down a cliff near the Nova mountain.
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derrumbe
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. collapse
derrumbe
2 (precipicio) cliff; precipice; steep place
3 (peligro) danger; hazard
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