gem
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gem(
jehm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (jewel)
a. la gema
(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).
The gems on the clock face are rubies and emeralds.Las gemas en la esfera del reloj son rubíes y esmeraldas.
b. la joya
(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).
The label has launched a purse covered in gems.La marca ha sacado una cartera cubierta de joyas.
c. la alhaja
(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).
The gems on her bracelet are garnets.Las alahajas en su pulsera son granates.
d. la piedra preciosa
(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).
The yellow Australian sapphire is one of the most beautiful gems I've ever seen.El zafiro australiano amarillo es una de las piedras preciosas más hermosas que jamás he visto.
e. la piedra semipreciosa
(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).
The children pulled gems from the box to decorate the gifts for their mothers.Los niños tomaron piedras semipreciosas de la caja para decorar los regalos para sus madres.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(wonderful example)
a. la joya
(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).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
I love reading her stories because they are full of gems.Me encanta leer sus historias porque están llenas de joyas.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(wonderful person)
a. la joya
(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).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
My aunt is a real gem. She's always happy to come over and help with the kids.Mi tía es una verdadera joya. Siempre está dispuesta a venir a ayudarnos con los niños.
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gem
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (precious stone)
a. la gema
(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).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
he's an absolute gemes una verdadera joya
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gem [dʒem]
noun
(jewel) joya (f); alhaja (f); (stone) piedra (f) preciosa or semipreciosa; gema (f)
I must read you this gem tengo que leerte esto porque hace época; my cleaner is a gem la señora que me hace la limpieza es una joya
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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