A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (opposite side)
a. back
Afortunadamente, solo se manchó el envés de la camisa.Fortunately, only the back of the shirt got stained.
b. reverse
El envés del billete tiene el escudo nacional.The reverse of the bill features the national emblem.
c. wrong side (of fabric)
Este es el envés del mantel. Hay que voltearlo.This is the wrong side of the tablecloth. Let's turn it over.
2. (botany)
a. underside
El envés de las hojas tiene un color más opaco.The leaves' underside has a more opaque color.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. back
Adrián se lastimó el envés levantando pesas en el gimnasio.Adrian hurt his back lifting weights at the gym.
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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. (de hoja)
a. reverse (side), back
2. (de tela)
a. wrong side
1 (parte trasera) [de tela] back; wrong side; [de hoja de planta] underside; [de espada] flat
2 (Anatomía) back
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