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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (big plate)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. large dish
Las costillas eran grandes, así que las comimos en platones.The ribs were big, so we used large dishes to eat them off.
2. (plate for serving)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. serving dish
Luisa trajo la entrada en un platón de plata.Luisa brought the starters in on a silver serving dish.
b. platter
Coloqué los pastelitos en un platón.I placed the pies on a platter.
3. (large container for washing)
Regionalism used in Colombia
Regionalism used in Cuba
Regionalism used in Paraguay
a. washing-up bowl
Los platones de plástico se prestan a muchos usos.Plastic washing-up bowls are very versatile.
b. big bowl
Para lavarte la muñeca vas a necesitar un platón de agua caliente y otro de agua fría con hielo.To bathe your wrist, you'll need one big bowl of hot water and another bowl containing cold water and ice.
c. washbowl
El agua en el platón estaba tibia.The water in the washbowl was lukewarm.
d. washbasin (United Kingdom)
Pedro se limpió los pies en un platón.Pedro washed his feet in a washbasin.
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
4. (history)
a. Plato
El filósofo citó a Platón y a Aristóteles en su presentación.The philosopher quoted Plato and Aristotle in his presentation.
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1 (Culin) (plato grande) large dish; (de servir) serving dish;
2 (palangana) washbasin; washbowl; (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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