el cuadrado
-the square
See the entry for cuadrado.

cuadrado

cuadrado(
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drah
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (geometry)
a. square
Paula aprendió a trazar un cuadrado con una regla en su clase de geometría.Paula learned to draw a square with a ruler in her geometry class.
2. (mathematics)
a. square
¿Qué es el cuadrado de dos?What's the square of two?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (geometry)
a. square
Servimos sushi en platos cuadrados.We serve sushi on square plates.
4. (mathematics)
a. square
Necesito cinco metros cuadrados de azulejo.I need five square meters of tiles.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(corpulent)
a. burly
Es muy cuadrado y puede levantar mucho peso.He's very burly and can lift a lot of weight.
b. stocky
Un jugador de fútbol americano suele ser cuadrado.An American football player is usually stocky.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(dim)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
a. dense
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Es tan cuadrado que ni gastes tu tiempo tratando de explicárselo.He's so dense that you shouldn't even waste your time trying to explain it to him.
7. (not open-minded)
a. narrow-minded
Es demasiado cuadrado para entender una idea tan innovadora.He's too narrow-minded to understand such an innovative idea.
cuadrada
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
8.
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g., exposition).
(technical)
(music)
a. breve
Una cuadrada equivale a dos redondas.A breve equals two whole notes.
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cuadrado
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (figura)
a. square
2. (persona)
a. square-built, stocky
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
3. ((gen) &)
a. square
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cuadradoa cuadrada
adjective
1 (Matemáticas) square
dos metros cuadrados two square metres
tenerlos cuadrados to have balls (vulgar)
2 [+objeto, superficie] square
3 (corpulento)
estar cuadrado to be well-built; be hefty (familiar)
4 (Caribe) (S. Cone) (grosero) coarse; rude
5 (And) (elegante) graceful; elegant
6 (Latinoamérica) (poco flexible)
ser cuadrado to be narrow-minded
7 (Arg) (Uru) (poco inteligente) dense; stupid
8 (Chile) (Ven)
estar cuadrado con algn to side with sb; el pueblo está cuadrado con el presidente the people are siding with the president
(persona poco inteligente) idiot
1 (Matemáticas) (Matemáticas) square
cinco (elevado) al cuadrado five square(d); the square of five
cuadrado mágico magic square
2 (regla) ruler; parallel ruler
3 (Técnica) die
4 (Cos) gusset
5 (Tipografía) quad; quadrat
6 (Caribe) (S. Cone) (persona) boor; oaf
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