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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (sound horses or bulls make)
a. snort
Los bufidos del caballo denotaban su nerviosismo.The horse's snorts indicated that he was nervous.
2. (sound cats make)
a. hiss
El bufido me dejó claro que la gata no quería que la tocara.Her hiss made it clear that the cat didn't want me to touch her.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(expression of annoyance)
a. snort
El niño soltó un bufido cuando sus padres le dijeron que dejara de jugar al videojuego.The child gave a snort when his parents told him to stop playing his video game.
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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. (de toro, caballo)
a. snort
2. (de gato)
a. hiss
3. (colloquial)
a. snarl of anger
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