dozen

dozen(
duh
-
zihn
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (twelve)
a. docena
I bought a dozen eggs at the market.Compré una docena de huevos en el mercado.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
2. (twelve)
a. la docena
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
How many people are coming to dinner? - At least a dozen have confirmed.¿Cuántas personas vienen a cenar? - Al menos una docena ha confirmado.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(many)
a. miles
Dozens of people came streaming into the store.Miles de personas entraron en tropel a la tienda.
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dozen
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la docena
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
a dozen eggsuna docena de huevos
half a dozen eggsmedia docena de huevos
86 pence a dozen86 peniques la docena
2. (colloquial)
a.
dozens of times/peoplecientos de veces/personas
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dozen [ˈdʌzn]
noun
docena (f)
80p a dozen 80 peniques la docena; a dozen eggs una docena de huevos; they arrived in their dozens or by the dozen llegaban docenas de ellos; dozens of times/people cantidad (f) de veces/gente
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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