espada

espada(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (general)
a. sword
Las armas de fuego han reemplazado las espadas en las guerras modernas.Firearms have replaced swords in modern warfare.
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espada
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (arma)
a. sword
estar entre la espada y la paredto be between the devil and the deep blue sea
ser una espada de dos filos o de doble filoto be a double-edged o two-edged sword
la espada de Damoclesthe sword of Damocles
el pago de la hipoteca era una espada de Damocles para la familiathe family always had the mortgage payments hanging over them
2. (naipe)
a. any card in the “espadas” suit
espadassuit in Spanish deck of cards, with the symbol of a sword
3. (bullfighting)
a. matador
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (general)
a.
pez espadaswordfish
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espada
1 (arma) sword
poner a algn a espada to put sb to the sword
estar hecho una espada to be as thin as a rake o rail; (EEUU)
estar entre la espada y la pared to be between the devil and the deep blue sea
la espada de Damocles the Sword of Damocles
2 espadas (Naipes) one of the suits in the Spanish card deck, represented by a sword
note See culture box in entry baraja.
(Taur) matador; bullfighter
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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