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gala(
gah
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lah
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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. (party)
a. gala
La gala estará presidida por el presidente de la organización.The president of the organization will be presiding over the gala.
2. (prize-giving ceremony)
a. awards ceremony
Como todos los años, la gala de los Goya será televisada en directo.As every year up to now, the Goya awards ceremony will be broadcast live.
3. (money)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. coin
Siempre que paso por aquí, le doy una gala a ese artista callejero.Whenever I come this way, I give a coin to that street performer.
b. tip
Le dio una gala al camarero cuando le trajo el cambio.She gave the waiter a tip when he brought her the change.
4. (concert)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. concert
El cantante mexicano tiene galas previstas en distintas ciudades españolas.The Mexican singer will be giving concerts in different Spanish cities.
galas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (garments)
a. clothes
Las muchachas del pueblo acudían los sábados al baile luciendo sus mejores galas.The village girls attended the dance every Saturday wearing their best clothes.
b. finery
Napoleón vestía sus galas imperiales para la ocasión.Napoleon was decked out in his imperial finery for the occasion.
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gala
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (fiesta)
a. gala
cena de galablack tie dinner, formal dinner
traje de galaformal dress
uniforme de galadress uniform
2. (ropa)
a.
se puso sus mejores galasshe put on her finery
3. (actuación)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. gala show o performance
4. (expresiones)
a.
hacer gala de algoto be proud of something
tener a gala algoto be proud of something
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gala
1 (fiesta) show
gala benéfica charity event
2
de gala: cena de gala gala dinner; función de gala gala
está en el teatro Calderón, en la función de gala que ofrece el Ayuntamiento a los congresistas
uniforme de gala full-dress uniform; traje de gala (gen) formal dress; (Mil) full dress; estar de gala [+ciudad] to be in festive mood
3 galas (ropa) finery
singular
; (s)
(joyas) jewels
vestir sus mejores galas [+persona] to put on one's Sunday best; [+edificio, ciudad] to show one's best face
Los militares vestían sus mejores galas los caballistas visten sus mejores galas señoras, vestidas con sus mejores galas El Palacio de Festivales de Cannes ha vestido sus mejores galas para recibir a los jefes de Estado
galas de novia bridal attire
singular
; (s)
4 (elegancia) elegance; gracefulness; (pompa) pomp; display
hacer gala de algo (jactarse) to boast of sth; (lucirse) to show sth off; tener algo a gala to be proud of sth; tener a gala hacer algo to be proud to do sth
5 (lo más selecto) pride
es la gala de la ciudad it is the pride of the city; llevarse las galas to win applause
6 (especialidad) speciality; specialty; (EEUU)
7 (Latinoamérica) (regalo) gift; (propina) tip
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