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tajo
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tajo(
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hoh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (wound)
a. cut
Me hice un tajo en el dedo cuando estaba picando ajo.I got a cut on my finger when I was chopping garlic.
b. slash (long and thin)
Lávate el tajo con agua y ponte una venda.Wash the slash with water and put on a bandage.
2. (geography)
a. steep cliff
Los montañistas treparon un tajo junto al mar.The rock climbers climbed a steep cliff by the sea.
b. sheer drop
Disfrutamos la vista del valle desde el borde de un tajo.We appreciated the view of the valley from the top of a sheer drop.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(task)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. work
Voy a parar para almorzar apenas termine de hacer este tajo.I'll have my lunch break as soon as I finish this work.
4. (work site)
a. site
Los obreros tuvieron que evacuar el tajo debido a una pérdida de gas.The workers had to evacuate the site due to a gas leak.
b. work
Hoy salí del tajo dos horas más tarde porque me tuve que quedar a hacer un reporte.Today I left work two hours later because I had to finish a report.
c. workplace
Los empleados tienen prohibido fumar en el tajo.Employees are not allowed to smoke at the workplace.
5. (culinary)
a. chopping block
Pica las cebollas y los morrones sobre un tajo.Chop the onions and the peppers on a chopping block.
6. (wooden structure)
a. executioner's block
En el museo vimos un tajo y una guillotina.At the museum we saw an executioner's block and a guillotine.
7. (mining)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
a. quarry
Usamos maquinaria pesada para extraer mármol del tajo.We use heavy machinery to extract marble from the quarry.
8. (opening) (Southern Cone)
a. slit
Haz un tajo en la tela de aproximadamente cuatro centímetros.Make a slit in the fabric about four centimeters long.
Tajo
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
9. (body of water)
a. Tagus
Cruzamos en Tajo en un bote.We crossed the Tagus on a boat.
b. Tagus River
Se construyó una represa sobre el Tajo.A dam was built on the Tagus River.
c. River Tagus (United Kingdom)
El Tajo atraviesa España y Portugal.The River Tagus crosses Spain and Portugal.
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tajo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (corte)
a. deep cut
2. (trabajo)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. workplace, work
3. (de carnicero)
a. chopping block
4. (acantilado)
a. precipice
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tajo
1 (corte) cut; slash
darse un tajo en el brazo to cut one's arm; cortar algo de un tajo to slice sth off; tirar tajos a algn to slash at sb
2 (Geografía) (corte) cut; cleft; (escarpa) steep cliff; sheer drop
3 (trabajo) work
todo el verano en el tajo, sin vacaciones I have to slog away all summer, without a holiday; largarse al tajo to get off to work; get back on the job; ¡vamos al tajo! let's get on with it!
4 (Culin) (tabla) chopping block
5 [del verdugo] executioner's block
6 (filo) cutting edge
7 (taburete) small three-legged stool
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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