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torbellino

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torbellino(
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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. (swirl)
a. whirlwind (of wind)
Desde la playa, se divisaba un torbellino que avanzaba hacia la costa.From the beach, you could see a whirlwind moving closer to the coast.
b. dust cloud (of dust)
El 4×4 tuvo que pararse en medio del desierto por culpa de un torbellino.The 4×4 had to stop in the middle of the desert because of a dust cloud.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(intense emotions)
a. whirlwind
En su mente se formó un torbellino de dudas tras la ruptura.A whirlwind of questions clouded in her mind after the break-up.
b. whirl
Cuando me dijo "te quiero" sentí un torbellino de emociones.When he said "I love you," I felt a whirl of emotions.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(restless person)
a. whirlwind
Este chico es un torbellino y no puede estarse quieto mucho tiempo.This kid is a whirlwind who can't stay still for a long time.
b. bundle of energy
Mi hermano pequeño es un torbellino y deja la casa hecha un desastre.My little brother is a bundle of energy who turns the house into a mess.
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torbellino
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (remolino; de aire)
a. whirlwind
2. (de agua)
a. whirlpool
3. (de polvo)
a. dustcloud
4. (de actividad, emociones)
a. whirlwind
5. (persona inquieta)
a. whirlwind
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torbellino
1 [de viento] whirlwind; [de polvo] dust cloud
2 [de cosas] whirl
3 (persona) whirlwind
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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