grating
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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. (framework of crossed bars)
a. la rejilla
(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).
My ring fell through the grating over the drain.Mi anillo cayó por la rejilla de la alcantarilla.
b. el enrejado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When I put my ear to the grating in the wall, I could hear voices.Cuando puse el oído contra el enrejado en la pared, oí voces.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (harsh-sounding)
a. chirriante
The couplings between the cars swung to and fro with a grating sound.Los enganches entre los vagones se balanceaban de un lado a otro con un sonido chirriante.
b. áspero
The grating call of a rook echoed through the trees.El grito áspero de un grazno resonaba por los árboles.
3. (irritating)
a. exasperante
June has a grating laugh that gets on my nerves.June tiene una risa exasperante que me pone los nervios de punta.
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grating
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grille)
a. la reja
(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).
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grating [ˈɡreɪtɪŋ]
noun
(in wall, pavement) reja (f); enrejado (m)
grating [ˈɡreɪtɪŋ]
adjective
[+tone etc] áspero
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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