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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. (musical instrument)
a. flute
Al inicio, los tangos eran solo para flauta y guitarra.In the beginning, tango was only played with flute and guitar.
2. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Southern Cone)
a. baguette
Puedes elegir entre pizza y una flauta de jamón.You can choose between pizza and a ham baguette.
b. French stick (United Kingdom)
No tenemos pan para hamburguesas, pero podemos usar flautas.We don't have hamburger buns, but we can use French sticks.
3. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. flauta
¿Quieres que le ponga crema a las flautas?Do you want me to put cream on the flautas?
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(used to express surprise)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Southern Cone)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡A la flauta! Qué frío que hace hoy.Good grief! Today is so cold.
Deberías haber venido al ballet. Fue un espectáculo de la gran flauta.You should have come to the ballet. The performance was terrific.
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
5. (musician)
a. flutist
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Durante muchos años fue primer flauta en la orquesta sinfónica regional.He was first flutist in the regional symphony orchestra for many years.
b. flautist (United Kingdom)
Tocó como flauta solista en varios conciertos benéficos.She played as solo flautist in several charity concerts.
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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. (music)
a. flute
flauta (dulce)recorder
flauta traveseratransverse flute
2. (fig fam) (Southern Cone)
de la gran flautatremendous
¡(la gran) flauta!good grief!, good heavens!
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1 (instrumento) (also flauta travesera) flute;(also flauta dulce) recorder
flauta de Pan panpipes
estar hecho una flauta to be as thin as a rake
sonó la flauta (por casualidad) it was a fluke; it was sheer luck
lo van a intentar y puede que suene la flauta veo que no tienes ni idea y ha sonado la flauta por casualidad los esquiadores españoles no han destacado precisamente en estas modalidades; /sonó la flauta por casualidad/ Ya veo que sonó la flauta por casualidad, pero no estuvo mal
2 (barra de pan) French stick; baguette
3 (Latinoamérica)
¡flauta la flauta! gosh! (familiar)
¡la gran flauta! my God!
de la gran flauta terrific (familiar); tremendous (familiar)
¡hijo de la gran flauta! bastard (vulgar); son of a bitch (vulgar); (EEUU)
¡por la flauta! oh dear!
flautist; flute player; flutist; (EEUU)
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