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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (watercourse)
a. riverbed
Junto al cauce seco del río hay una vegetación variada.There's vegetation of various kinds alongside the dry riverbed.
b. bed
El cauce del arroyo está cubierto de piedras.The bed of the stream is covered with stones.
c. channel
El cauce del río es muy profundo.The river channel is very deep.
d. course
Quieren cambiar el cauce del río para ampliar el aeropuerto.They want to change the course of the river so that they can extend the airport.
2. (aqueduct)
a. channel
Se construyó un cauce para transportar el agua de riego.A channel was built to carry irrigation water.
b. irrigation channel
Este cauce fue construido por los árabes hace más de mil años.This irrigation channel was built by the Arabs over a thousand years ago.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
a. channel
El asunto se debe manejar por cauces legales.The matter should be dealt with through legal channels.
b. means
Las redes sociales constituyen un excelente cauce para mantener informada a la población.Social media are an excellent means of keeping the population informed.
c. normal course
Si el proyecto sigue su cauce, obtendremos los resultados deseados.If the project follows its normal course, we should get the results we want.
d. tack
Esto no resuelve nada; tenemos que buscar otros cauces.This doesn't solve anything; we need to try another tack.
e. direction
Pilar estaba a punto de ir a la universidad cuando su vida tomó otro cauce.Pilar was about to go to university when her life went off in another direction.
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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. (agriculture)
a. channel
2. (de río)
a. river-bed
volver a su cauceto return to normal
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1 (lecho) [de río, arroyo] riverbed; [de canal] bed; (curso) course
el cauce del río se seca en verano the riverbed dries up in the summer; desviaron el cauce del río they changed o diverted the course of the river
el antiguo cauce del río Nilo el camino corre paralelo al cauce del canal
tras las riadas, las aguas han vuelto a su cauce the river has returned to its normal level after the floods
2 (medio) channel; means
por cauces legales through legal channels o means; han actuado fuera de los cauces oficiales they have acted outside the official channels
ignoraron los cauces diplomáticos para resolver el conflicto
tras el encuentro, las negociaciones volvieron a su cauce following that encounter, negotiations returned to their normal course
dar cauce a algo
este juego da cauce a la imaginación de los niños this game provides a channel o outlet for children's imagination
este ley dio cauce a la privatización
3 (Agr) irrigation channel
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