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Usage note
This word may be used as a feminine or masculine noun in the singular, but must be used as a feminine noun in the plural.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (aesthetic creation)
a. art
Visitamos el Museo de Arte Moderno en Nueva York.We visited the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
2. (ability)
a. artistry
La labor del cirujano plástico es una combinación de ciencia y arte.A plastic surgeon's work is a combination of science and artistry.
b. skill
El carnicero trabaja con gran arte.The butcher works with great skill.
3. (craftiness)
a. cunning
Usó arte política para llegar a donde está.He used political cunning to get where he is.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (various forms of art)
a. arts
Ella estudia una carrera en Bellas Artes, mientras su hermano estudia artes marciales.She is getting a degree in Fine Arts, while her brother is studying martial arts.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (creación estética)
a. art
arte abstractoabstract art
arte dramáticodrama
arte figurativofigurative art
arte floralflower arranging
bellas artesfine arts
artes gráficasgraphic arts
artes interpretativasperforming arts
artes liberalesliberal arts
artes marcialesmartial arts
(escuela de) artes y oficioscollege for the study of arts and crafts
artes plásticasvisual arts
arte poppop art
2. (habilidad)
a. artistry
el arte de la la conversaciónthe art of conversation
3. (astucia)
a. artfulness, cunning
malas artestrickery
4. (expresiones)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
no tener arte ni parte ento have nothing whatsoever to do with
como por arte de birlibirloque o de magiaas if by magic
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(gen m en sing, f en pl)
1 (pintura, música) art
artes (Univ) arts; artes y oficios arts and crafts; bellas artes fine arts; arte de vivir art of living; el séptimo arte the cinema; film; arte de los trucos conjuring; por arte de magia by magic; as if by magic
no tener arte ni parte en algo to have nothing whatsoever to do with sth
arte abstracto abstract art
artes decorativas decorative arts
artes gráficas graphic arts
artes marciales martial arts
arte poética poetics
; (s)
arte pop pop art
artes plásticas plastic arts
2 (habilidad) skill; (astucia) craftiness
malas artes trickery
; (s)
por malas artes by trickery
3 (artificio) workmanship; artistry
sin arte (como adj) clumsy; (como adv) clumsily
4 (Literat)
arte mayor Spanish verse of eight lines each of twelve syllables dating from the 15th century
arte menor Spanish verse usually of four lines each of six or eight syllables
5 (Pesca)
arte de pesca (red) fishing net; (caña etc) fishing tackle
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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