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brigada

brigada(
bree
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gah
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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. (military unit)
a. brigade
El comandante envió a la brigada de marines para reforzar las defensas de sus aliados.The commander sent the marine brigade to reinforce their allies' defenses.
2. (police unit)
a. squad
El juez envió a una brigada para desalojar a una familia que no podía pagar el arrendamiento.The judge sent a squad to evict a family that couldn't pay rent.
3. (work group)
a. team
La brigada solo tenía diez minutos para almorzar, así que se tomaron el descanso en la obra.The team only had ten minutes to have lunch, so they took their break on the construction site.
b. gang
Como aprendiz de brigada, tengo que trabajar mucho para aprender lo máximo posible de esta profesión.As apprentice in a gang, I have to work hard to learn the profession as much as possible.
c. squad
La brigada de limpieza limpia cada noche todo el edifico en solo unas pocas horas.Every night, the cleaning squad cleans the whole building in just a few hours.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
4. (military rank)
a. warrant officer
Al mando de nuestra unidad está el brigada Jones, señor.Our unit is led by Warrant Officer Jones, sir.
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brigada
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (military)
a. warrant officer
2. (military)
a. brigade
3. (equipo)
a. squad, team
brigada anticorrupciónfraud squad
brigada antidisturbios/antidrogariot/drug squad
brigada de delitos económicosfraud squad
brigada de estupefacientesdrug squad
brigada
1 (Mil) brigade
2 (grupo) [de obreros] gang; [de policía] squad
brigada antidisturbios riot squad
brigada antidrogas drug squad
brigada de bombas bomb-disposal unit
brigada de delitos monetarios fraud squad
brigada de estupefacientes drug squad
brigada fluvial river police
brigada móvil flying squad
brigada sanitaria sanitation department
Brigadas Internacionales International Brigades
(Mil) sergeant major
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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