gutter
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gutter(
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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. (drainage trough)
a. la cuneta
(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).
(street)
Daniel floated a paper boat in the gutter.Daniel puso a flote un barco de papel en la cuneta.
b. el arroyo
(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).
(street)
Elena slipped on the sidewalk and stumbled into the gutter.Elena se resbaló en la acera y tropezó en el arroyo.
c. la alcantarilla
(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).
(street)
It rained so hard the gutters were overflowing.Llovió tan fuerte que las alcantarillas se estaban desbordando.
d. el canalón
(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).
(roof)
Tony has to clean the leaves out of the gutters once a week during the fall.Tony debe limpiar las hojas de los canalones una vez por semana durante el otoño.
e. la canaleta
(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).
(roof, street)
The rain flows into gutters and then rain barrels that we use on dry days for watering.La lluvia corre por las canaletas y luego va a barriles de lluvia que utilizamos en los días secos para el riego.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(referring to a poor environment)
a. los barrios bajos
(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).
Orlando lost his his wife, started drinking heavily, and ended up living in the gutter.Orlando perdió a su esposa, comenzó a tomar mucho y terminó viviendo en los barrios bajos.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Alan rose from the gutter to become a famous musician.Alan salió de la nada para convertirse en músico famoso.
The president rose from the gutter.El presidente tuvo orígenes muy humildes.
3. (in a bowling alley)
a. el canal
(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).
Your ball rolled into the gutter again! No points for our team!¡Tu bolo se fue al canal otra vez! ¡Ningún punto para nuestro equipo!
b. la canaleta
(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).
When you are a beginner, you dread the gutter.Cuando eres principiante, la canaleta te da terror.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(sensationalist)
a. amarillo
The gutter press followed her into the bathoom.La prensa amarilla la siguió al baño.
b. sensacionalista
That program isn't news. It's just gutter journalism.Ese programa no es noticias. Es simplemente periodismo sensacionalista.
c. amarillista
The gutter press published his blood test results.La prensa amarillista divulgó los resultados de su prueba de sangre.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to flicker)
a. parpadear
Renee opened the window and the candle guttered.Renee abrió la ventana y la vela parpadeó.
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gutter
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in street)
a. la cuneta
(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. (on roof)
a. el canalón
(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).
3. (fig)
a.
to end up in the gutterterminar en el arroyo
4. (fig)
a.
to drag oneself out of the guttersalir del arroyo
5. (fam pej)
a.
gutter pressprensa amarilla or sensacionalista
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (flame)
a. parpadear
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gutter [ˈɡʌtəʳ]
noun
(in street) arroyo (m); cuneta (f); desagüe (m); (CAm) (on roof) canal (m); canalón (m)
the gutter los barrios bajos; (underworld) el hampa; he rose from the gutter salió de la nada
modifier
the gutter press (n) la prensa amarilla
note See culture box in entry broadsheet.
gutter [ˈɡʌtəʳ]
intransitive verb
[+candle] irse consumiendo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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