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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (sequence of people or things)
a. line
Nos pusimos en fila para comprar los boletos para el concierto.We got in line to buy the concert tickets.
b. queue (United Kingdom)
Esperamos en fila la llegada de un taxi.We waited in a queue for a taxi to arrive.
c. row (side by side)
Sally acomodó sus muñecas en una fila ordenada en un estante.Sally arranged her dolls into a neat row on a shelf.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (group)
a. ranks
Los candidatos buscan enrolar más personas en las filas de su campaña.The candidates are seeking to enroll more people in their campaign ranks.
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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. (hilera)
a. line
2. (de asientos)
a. row
en fila, en fila indiain line, in single file
aparcar en doble filato double-park
ponerse en filato line up
3. (military)
a. ranks
4. (fig)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
cerrar filasto close ranks
en filasdoing military service
llamar a filas a alguiento call somebody up
romper filasto fall out
5. (de partido)
a. ranks
militaba en las filas socialistasshe was an active member of the socialist party
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1 (hilera) [de personas, cosas] (una tras de otra) line
una fila de coches a line of cars; nos colocaron en fila they lined us up; they put us in a row; ponerse en fila to line up; get into line; salirse de la fila to step out of line; una chaqueta de dos filas de botones a double-breasted jacket
(una al lado de otra)
había cuatro coches en fila there were four cars in a row; aparcar en doble fila to double-park; iban andando en filas de tres they were walking three abreast
¡en fila! fall in!; formar filas to form up; fall in; romper filas to fall out; break ranks; ¡rompan filas! fall out!; dismiss!
fila india
en fila india in single file
2 [de asientos] row
en primera/segunda fila in the front/second row
fila cero VIP row
3 filas (Mil) (servicio)
estar en filas to be on active service; incorporarse a filas to join up; llamar a algn a filas to call sb up; draft sb; (EEUU)
(Política) ranks
en las filas del partido in the ranks of the party
ha pasado a engrosar las filas del partido conservador
cerrar filas to close ranks
4 (antipatía)
tener fila a algn to have it in for sb (familiar); el jefe le tiene fila the boss has it in for him (familiar)
5 (Centroamérica) (cumbre) peak; summit
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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