el espejismo
-the mirage
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espejismo

espejismo(
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peh
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hees
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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. (optical phenomenon)
a. mirage
Vi un espejismo sobre el asfalto cuando iba manejando en la carretera.I saw a mirage on the asphalt as I was driving along the highway.
El pueblo que creí haber visto resultó ser solo un espejismo.The town I thought I had sighted turned out to be just a mirage.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(fantasy)
a. illusion
Ojalá que la paz en el mundo fuera más que un espejismo.If only world peace were more than just an illusion.
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espejismo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. mirage
2. (fig)
a. illusion
espejismo
1 (Óptica) mirage
2 (ilusión) mirage; illusion
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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