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flamenco

flamenco(
flah
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mehng
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koh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (music and dance)
a. flamenco
En Sevilla fuimos a ver un espectáculo de flamenco.We went to a flamenco show in Seville.
2. (animal)
a. flamingo
Cuando llega el invierno, los flamencos migran a lugares más cálidos.Flamingos migrate to warmer places when winter arrives.
3. (language)
a. Flemish
El flamenco se habla en el norte de Bélgica.Flemish is spoken in northern Belgium.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
4. (nationality)
a. Fleming
Los flamencos forman la mayor parte de la población belga.Flemings make up the majority of the Belgian population.
b. Flemish
En lo que se refiere al uso de su lengua, los flamencos son muy meticulosos.The Flemish are very meticulous when it comes to the use of their language.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
5. (of Flanders)
a. Flemish
La pintura flamenca se caracteriza por su gran minuciosidad y realismo.Flemish painting is characterized by its attention to detail and its realism.
6. (music and dance)
a. flamenco
La música flamenca se caracteriza por el uso del zapateo y las palmas.Flamenco music is characterized by its use of foot stamping and hand clapping.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(insolent)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. cocky
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Me negué y se puso flamenco.I refused and he got cocky.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(of pleasant appearance)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. good-looking
Inés está más flamenca que nunca.Inés is more good-looking than ever.
flamencos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
9. (inhabitants of Flanders)
a. Flemish
Los flamencos se sienten muy orgullosos acerca de su identidad nacional.The Flemish are very proud of their national identity.
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flamenco
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (música, baile)
a. flamenco
cante/espectáculo flamencoflamenco singing/show
2. (de flandes)
a. Flemish
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
3. (de flandes)
a. Fleming
4. (ave)
a. flamingo
5. (lengua)
a. Flemish
6. (música, baile)
a. flamenco
flamenco
(ave) flamingo
flamencoa flamenca
adjective
1 (Geografía) Flemish
2 (Música) flamenco
cante flamenco flamenco
3 flashy; vulgar; gaudy
4
ponerse flamenco (engreído) to get cocky (familiar)
5 (Centroamérica)
(persona) Fleming
los flamencos the Flemings; the Flemish
1 (Música) flamenco
2 (Lingüística) Flemish
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