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torrente

torrente(
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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. (flow)
a. torrent
El torrente llevó la canoa aguas abajo.The torrent carried the canoe downstream.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(large amount)
a. stream
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Un torrente de gente salió de las escaleras de la estación de subte.A stream of people came out of the stairs of the subway station.
b. torrent
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(of words)
Un cliente le lanzó un torrente de insultos al pobre gerente.A customer unleashed a torrent of insults upon the poor manager.
c. flood (of tears)
El torrente de lágrimas corrían por la cara de la viuda.The flood of tears rolled down the widow's face.
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torrente
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. torrent
un torrente dea stream o flood of
torrente
1 (río) torrent
llover a torrentes to rain cats and dogs; rain in torrents
torrente de sangre torrente sanguíneo bloodstream
2 [de palabras] torrent; rush; [de insultos] stream; torrent; [de lágrimas] flood; [de gente] stream
torrente de voz powerful voice
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