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aleta(
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leh
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tah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (animal)
a. fin
Entré en pánico cuando vi la aleta del tiburón saliendo del agua.I started to panic when I saw the shark's fin coming out of the water.
Mi pez de colores tiene las aletas muy bonitas.My goldfish has really pretty fins.
b. flipper (mammal)
La foca fue entrenada para que salude a la gente moviendo su aleta.The seal was trained to wave its flipper at people.
2. (anatomy)
a. wing
El paciente recibió cuatro puntos de sutura en la aleta de la nariz.The patient needed four stitches on the wing of his nose.
b. flared part
Lisa tiene un piercing en la aleta de la nariz y otro en la lengua.Lisa has a piercing in the flared part of her nose and another one on her tongue.
3. (culinary)
a. fin
Comimos una sopa de aleta de tiburón en el restaurante chino cercano.We ate shark fin soup at the nearby Chinese restaurant.
4. (item for swimming)
a. flipper
El buzo se colocó la máscara, el esnórquel y las aletas, y se zambulló en el mar.The diver put on his mask, snorkel, and flippers and dove into the sea.
5. (vehicle)
a. fender
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El mecánico le colocó nuevas aletas al auto.The mechanic put new fenders on the car.
b. wing (United Kingdom)
La colisión dañó la aleta y el capó del auto.The wing and the hood of the car were damaged in the collision.
6. (aviation)
a. blade
Las aletas del helicóptero se quebraron y cayó a tierra.The blades of the helicopter broke off and it fell to the ground.
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aleta
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (de pez)
a. fin
2. (de buzo, foca)
a. flipper
3. (de coche)
a. wing
4. (de nariz)
a. flared part
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aleta
1 (Zoología) [de pez] fin; [de foca] flipper; [de pájaro] wing; small wing; [de natación] flipper
aleta dorsal dorsal fin
2 (Mecánica) [de coche] wing; fender; (EEUU) [de hélice] blade
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