el río
-the river
See the entry for río.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (body of water)
a. river
Fuimos a pescar al río de la montaña.We went fishing in the mountain river.
2. (abundance)
a. stream
Salía un río de gente mientras terminaba la película.A stream of people was exiting as the movie ended.
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1. (corriente de agua, de lava)
a. river
ir río arriba/abajoto go upstream/downstream
¡de perdidos, al río!in for a penny, in for a pound
2. (prov)
a río revuelto, ganancia de pescadoresit's an ill wind that blows nobody any good
3. (prov)
cuando el río suena, agua llevathere's no smoke without fire
4. (gran cantidad; de cartas)
a. flood
5. (de insultos)
a. stream
un río de gentea mass of people
se han escrito ríos de tinta sobre el temapeople have written reams on the subject
1 (corriente de agua) river
es un río de oro it's a gold mine
a río revuelto, ganancia de pescadores there is always somebody ready to take advantage of a chaotic situation
cuando el río suena, agua llevacuando el río suena, piedras trae there's no smoke without fire
río abajo downstream
río arriba upstream
2 (torrente) stream; torrent
un río de gente a stream of people; a flood of people
novela río saga; roman fleuve; programa río blockbuster of a programme; serie río long-running series
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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