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matiz

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matiz(
mah
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tees
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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. (degree of meaning)
a. tinge
Los poemas tienen un claro matiz folclórico.The poems have a clear folkloric tinge.
Las palabras del primo de Susana siempre llevan un matiz místico.The things Susana's cousin says always seem to have a tinge of mysticism to them.
b. nuance
La traducción de Cristina ha verdaderamente capturado los matices de la versión original.Cristina's translation has really captured the nuances of the original.
c. touch
Hubo un matiz de ironía cuando el expresidente dio un discurso sobre la corrupción en el gobierno.There was a touch of irony when the ex-president gave a speech about government corruption.
d. subtle difference
Las dos expresiones se diferencian ligeramente en algunos matices.There's a subtle difference in meaning between the two expressions.
2. (slight color or shadow)
a. shade
Los distintos matices de color en el cielo esta noche son impresionantes.The various shades of color in the sky tonight are breathtaking.
b. hue
¿Por qué piensas que algo está mal con la tele? - Porque todo se ve con un matiz de verde.Why do you think something's wrong with the TV? - Because everything has a green hue to it.
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matiz
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (de color, opinión)
a. shade
2. (de sentido)
a. nuance, shade of meaning
3. (diferencia)
a. subtle difference
sin maticesunqualified, unconditional
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matiz
1 [de color] shade
2 [de sentido] shade; nuance; (ironía) touch
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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