jewel

jewel(
jul
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (jewelry)
a. la joya
(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).
(F)
The government declared a national emergency after the crown jewels were stolen.El gobierno declaró una emergencia nacional después de que se robaran las joyas de la corona.
b. la alhaja
(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).
(F)
Where did you get your earrings? I've never seen jewels quite so beautiful before.¿De dónde sacaste aretes? Nunca antes había visto alhajas tan hermosas.
2. (gem)
a. la piedra preciosa
(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).
(F)
On his last archaeological trip, he found some jewels with which he plans to make a necklace for his daughter.En su último viaje arqueológico, encontró unas piedras preciosas con las que piensa hacer un collar para su hija.
b. el rubí
(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).
(M)
(on a watch)
With jewels that size in his watch, it's a surprise that he can even lift his arm.Con rubís de ese tamaño en el reloj, es sorprendente que pueda levantar el brazo.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(wonderful person or thing)
a. la joya
(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).
(F)
My wife and I are so happy that our son is getting married to such a jewel.Mi esposa y yo estamos muy contentos por que nuestro hijo se case con una joya así.
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jewel
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (gem, piece of jewelry)
a. la joya f, alhaja
(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).
(F)
2. (fig)
a. la joya
(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).
(F)
(person)
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jewel [ˈdʒuːəl]
noun
(precious stone) piedra (f) preciosa; (ornament) joya (f); alhaja (f); (stone in watch) rubí (m); (person, thing) joya (f);
modifier
jewel case (n) joyero (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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