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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. (smithery)
a. tempering
El temple se realizó a 100 ºC por un minuto.The tempering was done at 100 ºC for one minute.
b. temper
Apliqué demasiado calor sobre la espada y arruiné el temple.I overheated the sword, and ruined its temper.
2. (character)
a. courage
El caballero mostró un temple extraordinario en el campo de batalla.The knight displayed extraordinary courage in the battlefield.
b. mettle
La misión del bombardeo de paracaídas puso su temple a prueba por primera vez.The parachute bombing mission was the first test of his mettle.
3. (painting)
a. tempera (for art)
Todavía no sé si la voy pintar al temple o al óleo.I'm still not sure if I'm going to paint it in tempera or in oil.
b. distemper (for walls)
Pintamos las paredes al temple.We painted the walls with distemper.
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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. (serenidad)
a. composure
estar de buen/mal templeto be in a good/bad mood
2. (mechanical)
a. tempering
3. (pintura; témpera)
a. tempera
4. (para paredes)
a. distemper
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1 (Técnica) (proceso) tempering; (efecto) temper
2 (Música) tuning
3 (humor) mood
estar de mal temple to be in a bad mood
4 (coraje) courage; boldness; (espíritu) mettle; spirit
5 (pintura) distemper; (Arte) tempera
pintar al temple to distemper; (Arte) to paint in tempera
6 (Meteorología) state of the weather; temperature
7 (Latinoamérica) (enamoramiento) infatuation
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