fishbowl
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "fish bowl.”
fishbowl(
fihsh
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bol
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (aquarium)
a. la pecera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Stan relaxes by watching his goldfish swim in its fishbowl.Stan se relaja viendo a su pez de colores nadar en la pecera.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(place with no privacy)
a. el escaparate
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
As the daughter of the town's preacher, she was used to living in a fishbowl.Como hija del predicador del pueblo, estaba acostumbrada a vivir en un escaparate.
b. la vidriera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He quit his successful career as a singer because he was tired of living in a fishbowl.Abandonó su exitosa carrera como cantante porque estaba cansado de vivir en una vidriera.
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