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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. (conduit)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. pipeline
Los ductos empleados para transportar petróleo tienen diámetros que pueden oscilar entre aproximadamente 5 cm y más de 100 cm.The pipelines used to transport oil have diameters that can range from around 5 cm to more than 100 cm.
2. (conduit for rubbish)
Regionalism used in Chile
Regionalism used in Peru
Regionalism used in Uruguay
Regionalism used in Venezuela
a. garbage chute
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Tienes que bajar la basura desde el veinteavo piso? - No, hay un ducto que recorre el rascacielos de arriba a abajo y es accesible desde todos los pisos.Do you have to take the garbage down from the twentieth floor? - No, there's a garbage chute that runs from top to bottom of the skyscraper and is accessible from every floor.
b. rubbish chute (United Kingdom)
¿Qué hago con la basura? - El ducto está en la cocina.What do I do with the rubbish? - The rubbish chute is in the kitchen.
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