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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (device used to extinguish fire)
a. fire extinguisher
Tomé el extintor de incendios y apagué el fuego en la cocina.I took the fire extinguisher and put out the fire in the kitchen.
b. extinguisher
El extintor de espuma está en el baúl del coche.The foam extinguisher is in the trunk of the car.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (used to extinguish fire)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Rompí el vidrio y usé la manguera extintora.I broke the glass and used the fire hose.
El humo del cigarrillo activó el sistema extintor de incendios.The cigarette smoke activated the fire extinguishing system.
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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. (general)
a. fire extinguisher
Regionalism used in Spain
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extintor de incendios fire extinguisher
extintor de espuma foam extinguisher
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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