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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. (mistake)
a. slip of the tongue
Dijiste "diez años" en lugar de "diez días". - Sí, ha sido un lapsus.You said "ten years" instead of "ten days." - Yes, it was a slip of the tongue.
b. slip
El pobre orador se ha convertido en el hazmerreír de la conferencia, pero yo creo que un lapsus lo tiene cualquiera.The poor speaker has become the laughing stock of the conference, but I think anyone can make a slip.
2. (oversight or distraction)
a. lapse
Cuando me preguntó el profesor, tuve un lapsus de memoria y no recordaba el nombre de ese tipo de poema.When the teacher asked me, I had a lapse of memory and couldn't remember the name of that kind of poem.
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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. lapse, slip
tener un lapsusto make a slip of the tongue
lapse; mistake
lapsus calami slip of the pen
lapsus de memoria lapse of memory
lapsus freudiano Freudian slip
lapsus linguae slip of the tongue
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