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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
Sin comerlo ni beberlo, nos vimos envueltos en un altercado callejero.Without really knowing how, we got involved in a street fight.
b. altercation (formal)
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
Los jóvenes tuvieron un altercado con la policía y acabaron en comisaría.The youths had an altercation with the police and ended up in the police station.
Ya hemos tenido varios altercados con los vecinos porque ponen la música demasiado alta.We've already had several arguments with our neighbors because they play their music too loud.
Se produjo un altercado entre dos conductores porque uno le había tocado la bocina al otro.There was a row between two drivers because one of them had sounded his horn at the other.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
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UNKNOWN argument; altercation
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