king
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king(
kihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (royalty)
a. el rey
(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).
The king helped to negotiate a peace treaty between his neighboring countries.El rey ayudó a negociar un tratado de paz entre los países vecinos.
2. (chess, cards)
a. el rey
(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).
I win because I have four kings and you only have four queens.Gano porque tengo cuatro reyes y tu solo tienes cuatro reinas.
3. (checkers)
a. la dama
(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).
If a man reaches the far line, it is crowned and becomes a king.Si un peón llega a la línea del contrario, se corona y se convierte en dama.
4. (most important person or thing)
a. el rey
(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).
Michael Jackson was the king of pop.Michael Jackson era el rey del pop.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (king-like)
a. real
The king penguin has a tuft of feathers that look somewhat like a crown.El pingüino real tiene un penacho que se parece un poco a una corona.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to make someone king)
a. coronar
"They cannot king Stephen. I am the rightful queen!" yelled Maude."No pueden coronar a Stephen. ¡Soy yo la reina legítima!" gritó Maude.
7. (checkers)
a. coronar
King me! - What do you mean? You haven't reached my side of the board.¡Coróname! - ¿Qué dices? No has llegado a mi lado del tablero.
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king
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el rey
(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).
the three Kingslos Reyes Magos
the king of the beastsel rey de la selva
king prawnlangostino m
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king [kɪŋ]
noun
1 rey (m)
the king and queen los reyes; the Three Kings los Reyes Magos; an oil king un magnate del petróleo; I'm the king of the castle! ¡soy el rey!; ¡soy el amo y señor!; to turn King's evidence delatar a los cómplices
they paid a king's ransom for it les costó mucho dinero; les costó un dineral (informal)
to live like a king vivir a cuerpo de rey
2 (Chess) (Cards) rey (m); (Draughts) dama (f)
modifier
king cobra (n) cobra (f) real
king penguin (n) pingüino (m) real
King's Bench (n) (Britain) (Jur) departamento (m) del Tribunal Supremo
King's Counsel (n) (Britain) (Jur) abogado (m) de categoría superior; (de categoría superior)
note See culture box in entry QC.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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