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pantano

pantano(
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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. (wetland)
a. swamp
Se rumora que la vieja bruja que vive en el pantano puede predecir el futuro.Rumors say that the old witch who lives in the swamp can predict the future.
Vimos caimanes y tortugas en el paseo por el pantano.We saw alligators and turtles on our trip through the swamp.
b. marsh
Vi una víbora nadando en el pantano esta mañana.I saw a snake swimming in the marsh this morning.
c. bog
Después de la tormenta de anoche, la cancha de fútbol se ha convertido en pantano.After last night's storm, the soccer field has become a bog.
2. (artificial water store)
a. reservoir
Se ha construido un pantano en las afueras de la ciudad para ayudar a reponer los acuíferos.A reservoir has been built on the edge of town to help replenish the aquifers.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(difficulty)
a. quagmire
Después de un año de investigaciones fallidas, la verdad se hunde en un pantano político.After a year of botched investigations, the truth is becoming lost in a political quagmire.
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pantano
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (ciénaga)
a. marsh
2. (laguna)
a. swamp
3. (embalse)
a. reservoir
pantano
1 (embalse) reservoir
2 (ciénaga) bog; marsh
3 (atolladero) fix (familiar); mess (familiar)
salir de un pantano to get out of a jam (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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