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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (throng of people)
no direct translation
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
La localidad es un hormiguero de manifestantes.The town is swarming with protesters.
Este concierto atrae a un hormiguero de gente joven.This concert attracts a mass of young people.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
a. ants' nest, ant hill
Tokio es un hormiguero humanoTokyo is swarming with people
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