A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (attractive man)
a. handsome man
Un galán puso su abrigo sobre el charco para que Miranda cruzara.A handsome man laid his coat across the puddle so Miranda could cross.
¿Qué te preguntó aquel galán? - Nada más me pidió la hora.What did that handsome man ask you? - He just asked for the time.
b. heartthrob
El galán sonrió, y la jovencita dio un suspiro.The heartthrob smiled, and the young girl let out a sigh.
2. (man who enjoys flirting with women)
a. ladies' man
Aunque está casado, a Tom le encanta hacerse el galán.Tom likes to act like a ladies' man even though he is married.
3. (theater)
a. leading man
Lo eligieron para el rol de galán porque es alto y guapo.They picked him for the leading man because he is tall and handsome.
b. lead
Hice pruebas para el papel del galán y del villano.I auditioned for both the lead and the villain roles.
c. hero
El galán y la doncella se conocen en el segundo acto.The hero and the maiden meet in the second act.
4. (beau)
a. boyfriend
La joven dama fue cortejada por su galán durante meses.The young lady was courted by her boyfriend for months.
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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. (hombre atractivo)
a. attractive young man
2. (theater)
a. leading man, lead
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1 (hombre apuesto) handsome fellow; (Don Juan) ladies' man; (Hist) young gentleman; courtier;
2 (novio) gallant; beau; (pretendiente) suitor
3 (Teat) male lead; (protagonista) hero
primer galán leading man; joven galán juvenile lead
galán de cine screen idol
galán de noche (mueble) clothes-rack and trouser press; (planta) night jasmine
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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