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cañón
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cañón(
kah
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nyohn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (weaponry)
a. cannon
La muralla del castillo se derrumbó con el disparo del cañón.The castle's wall crumbled with the cannon shot.
b. gun
Los primeros disparos vinieron de los cañones en los muros de la ciudad.The first shots came from the guns on the city walls.
2. (tube)
a. pipe
Escucha cómo resuenan las notas al salir por los cañones del órgano.Listen to how the notes resonate when they come out of the organ pipes.
b. barrel (in a gun)
Ernesto limpió el cañón de su rifle antes de salir a cazar.Ernesto cleaned the barrel of his rifle before going hunting.
3. (part of a feather)
a. quill
El cañón mantiene las plumas de un ave pegadas a su cuerpo.The quill keeps the feathers of a bird attached to its body.
4. (geography)
a. canyon
Diego y sus amigos recorrieron el cañón en bicicleta.Diego and his friends rode their bikes through the canyon.
5. (electronics)
a. projector
Se fundió el foco del cañón justo antes de mi presentación.The projector's light bulb burned out just before my presentation.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(very difficult)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. really hard
El examen estuvo cañón. Seguro reprobé.The exam was really hard. I'm sure I failed.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to express intensity)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. so much
¿Por qué te fuiste? Te extraño cañón, amiga.Why did you leave? I miss you so much, girl.
b. very much
¿Ya viste la nueva película de Spielberg? Te la recomiendo cañón.Have you seen the new Spielberg movie? I recommend it very much.
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cañón
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (arma)
a. gun
2. (history)
a. cannon
3. (de fusil, pistola)
a. barrel
4. (de chimenea)
a. flue
5. (de órgano)
a. pipe
6. (geography)
a. canyon
el (Gran) Cañón del Coloradothe Grand Canyon
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
estar cañónto be gorgeous
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cañón
1 [de artillería] cannon
el castillo estaba defendido por 30 cañones the castle was defended by 30 cannons
cañón antiaéreo anti-aircraft gun
cañón antitanque anti-tank gun
cañón de agua water cannon
cañón de avancarga muzzle loader
cañón de campaña field gun
cañón de nieve (artificial) snow cannon
2 [de escopeta] barrel
ni a cañón o cañones (Chile) (Perú) not at all
cañón arponero harpoon
cañón de ánima rayada cañón rayado rifled barrel; rifled bore
3 [de pipa] stem; [de pluma] quill; calamus
4 (valle) canyon; gorge
el Gran Cañón del Colorado the Grand Canyon
5 (And) (puerto de montaña) pass; (vereda) mountain path
6 (Música) (organ) pipe
7 (Archit) [de ascensor] shaft
8 (Técnica) [de televisor] (electron) gun
cañón de luz spot(light)
cañón láser laser gun
9 (And) (Botánica) trunk
adjective
(estupendo) fabulous (familiar); marvellous; marvelous (familiar); (EEUU)
una mujer cañón one hell of a woman (muy_familiar)
adverb
pasarlo cañón to have a whale of a time (familiar)
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