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foso
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foso(
foh
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soh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (hole)
a. pit (round)
En el fondo del foso había pinchos.There were spikes on the bottom of the pit.
b. ditch (long)
Los aldeanos cavaron un foso para evitar que se inundara el campo.The peasants dug a ditch to prevent the field from flooding.
c. trench (long)
Los zapadores cavaron fosos en los que nos escondimos del fuego enemigo.The sappers dug trenches where we hid from enemy fire.
2. (military)
a. moat
Alrededor del castillo se cavó un foso para impedir los ataques con arietes.A moat was dug around the castle to prevent ram attacks.
3. (theater)
a. pit
El director de orquesta se dirigió al foso, tomó la batuta y esperó la señal para comenzar.The conductor walked to the pit, grabbed his baton and waited for the signal to begin.
4. (show jumping)
a. water jump
Una de las patas del caballo cayó en el foso.One of the horse's feet landed in the water jump.
5. (transport)
a. pit
El mecánico se metió en el foso e inspeccionó el chasis de la camioneta.The mechanics entered the pit and inspected the chassis of the truck.
b. inspection pit
El foso del taller mecánico estaba resbaloso debido al aceite que perdía el coche.The inspection pit of the garage was slippery because of the oil that leaked from the car.
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foso
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (hoyo)
a. ditch
2. (de castillo)
a. moat
3. (de garaje)
a. pit
4. (dep & teatro)
a. pit
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foso
1 (agujero) (redondo) pit; hole; (alargado) ditch; trench; (en castillo) moat
foso de agua (Dep) water jump
foso de reconocimiento (Automóviles) inspection pit
foso generacional generation gap
2 (Teat) pit
irse o venirse al foso (Teat) to flop (familiar)
foso de la orquesta orchestra pit
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