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badén

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badén
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (low section of a road)
a. ditch
El badén tiene una longitud de medio kilómetro.The ditch is half a kilometer long.
b. dip
El badén está inundado.The dip is flooded.
2. (causeway)
a. channel
El agua en el badén está muy sucia.The water in the channel is really dirty.
b. ford
A dos kilómetros hay badén. Podremos cruzar el arroyo por allí.There's a ford two kilometers from here. We can cross the stream there.
3. (obstacle limiting the speed of vehicles)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. speed bump
Baja la velocidad. En esta calle hay muchos badenes.Slow down. There are many speed bumps on this street.
b. sleeping policeman
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Los badenes están pintados de amarillo.The sleeping policemen are painted yellow.
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badén
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (de carretera)
a. ditch
2. (cauce)
a. channel
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badén
(Automóviles) (bache) dip; (para agua) gutter;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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