A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (small lamp)
a. lantern
Compré unos faroles chinos para iluminar mi patio este verano.I bought Chinese lanterns to light up my patio this summer.
b. lamp
Voy a poner unos cuantos faroles solares para alumbrar la entrada a mi jardín.I'm going to put a few solar-powered lamps to light the entrance to my garden.
2. (lamppost)
a. streetlight
El farol de la esquina no enciende y la calle está muy oscura.The streetlight at the corner is not turning on, so the street is very dark.
b. street lamp
En el verano se ven muchas polillas volando alrededor de los faroles atraídas por su luz.During the summer you can see moths flying around the street lamps, attracted by their light.
3. (automobile)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. headlamp
Necesito reemplazar el farol izquierdo de mi carro; parece que se quemó.I need to replace my car's left headlamp; it seems to have burned out.
b. headlight
Mi amigo estrelló su carro contra un árbol, pero solo se le rompió uno de los faroles.My friend crashed his car on a tree, but he only broke one of the headlights.
4. (trick)
a. bluff
Tu cara te delata cuando tratas de hacer un farol en el póquer.You face gives you away every time you make a bluff in poker.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Spain
a. brag
Hablarnos de la simpleza del estudio fue más una crítica del compositor que un farol.His telling us about the simplicity of the etude was more a criticism of the composer than a brag.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. eyes
Me deslumbras cuando me miras con esos dos faroles.You blind me when you look at me with those eyes.
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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. (farola)
a. street lamp o light
2. (linterna)
a. lantern, lamp
3. (en el juego)
a. bluff
ir de farolto be bluffing
4. (colloquial)
a. brag
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1 (lámpara) (en terraza, jardín) lantern; lamp; (en la calle) street lamp; (Ferro) headlamp
¡adelante con los faroles! press on regardless!
hacer de farol to play gooseberry; be a third wheel; (EEUU)
farol de viento hurricane lamp
2 (mentira) (gen) lie; fib; (Naipes) bluff
echarse o marcarse o tirarse un farol (gen) to shoot a line (familiar); brag; (Naipes) to bluff
3 (Taur) flourishing pass
4 (S. Cone) (ventana) bay window; glassed-in balcony
5 (envase) wrapping of tobacco packet
6 faroles (Latinoamérica) (ojos) peepers (familiar); eyes
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