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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (enclosure with bars)
a. cage
Había unos pollitos en una jaula grande en la granja.There were some chicks in a large cage on the farm.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. jail
El criminal pasará los siguientes diez años en la jaula.The criminal will spend the next ten years in jail.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(patrol wagon)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
Regionalism used in Colombia
a. paddy wagon
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
"Acaban de meter a tu hermano en la jaula, Marco," dijo el hombre."They just put your brother in the paddy wagon, Marco," said the man.
b. police van
Los borrachos estaban dormidos en la jaula.The drunks were asleep in the police van.
4. (wagon)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. car
Varias jaulas del tren estaban llenas de aguacate.Various cars on the train were full of avocados.
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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. (general)
a. cage
2. (fig)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
jaula de orogilded cage
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1 (para animales) también (Minería) cage
2 [de embalaje] crate
3 [de demente] cell
4 (Automóviles) lock-up garage
5 (Caribe) Black Maria (familiar); paddy wagon (familiar); (EEUU)
6 (México) (Ferro) open truck
hacer jaula (México) to dig one's heels in
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