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encrucijada

A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (crossing)
a. crossroads
Hubo un choque muy fuerte en una encrucijada con poca visibilidad.There was a serious car crash at a crossroads with poor visibility.
b. intersection
Detuvimos el auto un poco antes de la encrucijada para checar el mapa.We stopped the car a little before the intersection to check the map.
2. (meeting point)
a. crossroads
Vivía en la encrucijada de dos edades.He was living at the crossroads between two ages.
b. intersection
Sus escritos se encuentran en la encrucijada entre la poesía y la prosa.His writings are at the intersection between poetry and prose.
3. (difficult situation)
a. crossroads
Elena se encuentra en una encrucijada. No sabe si seguir trabajando o quedarse en casa con sus hijos.Elena is at a crossroads. She doesn't know whether to go on working or to stay at home with her kids.
b. dilemma
Necesito tomar una decisión para salir de esta encrucijada.I need to make a decision in order to move on from this dilemma.
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encrucijada
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. crossroads
2. (fig)
a.
en una encrucijadaat a crossroads
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encrucijada
(cruce) crossroads; (empalme) intersection
poner a algn en la encrucijada to put sb on the spot; estamos en la encrucijada we are at a crossroads
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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