el afilador
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (which sharpens)
a. sharpening
En la fábrica, tienen una máquina afiladora que usan para las tijeras y los cuchillos que fabrican.In the factory, they have a sharpening machine which they use for the scissors and the knives they make.
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
2. (occupation)
a. knife-grinder
Mi abuela solía llevar los cuchillos al afilador cada dos semanas.My grandmother used to take the knives to the knife-grinder every two weeks.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3. (tool)
a. sharpener
Cada alumno tiene que comprar su propio afilador para sus lápices.Each student has to buy a sharpener for his or her pencils.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. sharpening
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (persona)
a. knifegrinder
3. (objeto)
a. sharpener
afilador de cuchillosknife sharpener
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(persona) knife-grinder; (Técnica) steel sharpener; (correa) razor strop
afilador de lápices pencil sharpener
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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