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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. (item cut)
a. clipping
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
En esta carpeta puse todos los recortes que encontré que hablan sobre el caso.This folder contains all the clippings that I collected about the case.
b. cutting (United Kingdom)
Fui a la biblioteca y leí recortes de diario viejos sobre las inundaciones.I went to the library and read old newspaper cuttings about the floods.
2. (act of trimming)
a. cutting
Todos se reunieron alrededor del cumpleañero para presenciar el recorte del pastel.Everybody gathered around the birthday boy to witness the cutting of the cake.
3. (finance)
a. cutback
El director de la escuela pública condenó el recorte de presupuesto.The principal of the public school criticized severely the budget cutback.
b. cut
El gerente de la empresa anunció que habrá un recorte de sueldo.The manager of the company announced a salary cut.
c. reduction
Yo fui uno de los tantos trabajadores que fueron afectados por el recorte de personal.I was one of the many workers that were affected by the staff reduction.
4. (haircut)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. trim
Te está creciendo el pelo a los lados. Necesitas un recorte.Your hair is getting long on the sides. You need a trim.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. nasty remark
Los recortes que salen de tu boca son el reflejo de tu envidia.The nasty remarks that come out of your mouth are a reflection of your envy.
b. cut
Se paró y se fue porque se sintió ofendida por tu recorte.She stood up and left because your cut offended her.
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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. (pieza cortada)
a. cut, trimming
2. (de periódico, revista)
a. cutting (United Kingdom)
b. clipping
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
recorte de prensapress cutting, clipping
3. (reducción)
a. cut, cutback
recorte presupuestario/salarialbudget/salary cut
4. (cartulina)
a. cutout
5. (sports)
a. swerve, sidestep
1 (acción) cutting; trimming
2 [del pelo] trim
3 (para economizar) cut
han anunciado un recorte de o en los gastos they have announced a cut o cutback in spending
recorte presupuestario spending cut
recorte salarial wage cut
recortes de personal recortes de plantilla staff cutbacks
4 [de periódico, revista] cutting; clipping
recortes de periódico newspaper cuttings o clippings; el libro está hecho de recortes the book is a scissors-and-paste job; álbum de recortes scrapbook
5 (Centroamérica) (comentario) nasty remark
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