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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. (animal sound)
a. los gruñidos
(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).
We were all frightened by the sound of loud growling coming from the cave.Todos estábamos asustados por el sonido de fuertes gruñidos procedentes de la cueva.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (related to a growl)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm so hungry right now that my stomach sounds like a growling puppy.Estoy tan hambriento ahora mismo que mi estómago gruñe como un cachorro.
There's a strange growling noise coming from the engine.Hay un raro sonido a gruñido que viene del motor.
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