el sobresaliente
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (exceptional)
a. outstanding
El guerrero mostró un coraje sobresaliente en el campo de batalla.The warrior displayed an outstanding courage in battle.
2. (architecture)
a. projecting
Debajo del balcón sobresaliente del edificio, hay una fuente.There is a fountain beneath the projecting balcony of the building.
b. overhanging
Hay una paloma sentada sobre la estatua sobresaliente del palacio.There's a dove sitting on the overhanging statue of the palace.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3. (education)
a. outstanding
Recibí un sobresaliente en mi ensayo final.I got an outstanding on my final paper.
b. A
Tengo que ganar un sobresaliente en este proyecto para pasar el año.I have to get an A on this project in order to pass the class.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
4. (theater)
a. understudy
El actor que hacía de Romeo estaba enfermo y el sobresaliente lo reemplazó.The actor playing Romeo was ill, so the understudy stepped in.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (destacado)
a. outstanding
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (nota)
a. excellent, ≃ A
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
1 (Archit) projecting; overhanging
2 (excelente) outstanding
3 (Educación) first class
(Teat) understudy
(Univ) first class; distinction
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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