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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (precious metal)
a. gold
"Vales más que oro", le dijo el poeta a su musa."You're worth more than gold," said the poet to his muse.
¿Visitaste el Museo de Oro durante tu visita a Lima?Did you visit the Gold Museum on your visit to Lima?
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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. (metal)
a. gold
de orogold
oro en barrasbullion
oro negrooil
oro en polvogold dust
orossuit in Spanish deck of cards, with the symbol of a gold coin
2. (expresiones)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
en polvoto treasure something
no lo haría ni por todo el oro del mundoI wouldn't do it for all the tea in China
hacerse de oroto make one's fortune
no es oro todo lo que reluceall that glitters is not gold
pedir el oro y el moroto ask the earth
prometer el oro y el moroto promise the earth
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1 (metal) gold
de oro gold; golden (literario); regla de oro golden rule; tiene una voz de oro she has a wonderful voice
apalear oro to be rolling in money
de oro y azul very smart and elegant; all dressed up
como un oro like new
es de oro he's a treasure
guardar algo como oro en paño to treasure sth
hacerse de oro to make a fortune
prometer el oro y el moro to promise the earth o moon
no es oro todo lo que reluce all that glitters is not gold
oro amarillo yellow gold
Collar de [oro amarillo] con rubíes, [bagettes] de diamante y moneda antigua.
oro batido gold leaf
oro en barras gold bars
; (p)
oro en polvo gold dust
oro laminado rolled gold
oro molido ormolu
oro negro black gold; oil
oro viejo old gold
Su color es de [oro viejo] y su sabor, rico en matices.
2 oros (España) (Naipes) one of the suits in the Spanish card deck, represented by gold coins
note See culture box in entry baraja.
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