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canasta
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canasta(
kah
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nahs
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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).
1. (lightweight container)
a. basket
Puse la ropa sucia en una canasta en el lavadero.I put the dirty clothes in a basket in the laundry room.
b. hamper (for food) (United Kingdom)
Toda la comida para el picnic ya está en la canasta.All of the food we need for the picnic is in the hamper.
2. (sports)
a. hoop (basketball rim)
Lancé el balón a la canasta pero fallé.I shot the ball at the hoop but missed.
b. basket (field goal in basketball)
Este equipo simplemente no puede lograr anotar una canasta.This team just can't manage to score a basket.
3. (card game)
a. canasta
Cada sábado juega a la canasta con un grupo de amigas.She plays canasta every Saturday with a group of friends.
4. (for luggage)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. roof rack
Ya aseguré el kayak a la canasta.I've secured the kayak onto the roof rack.
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canasta
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (cesto)
a. basket
2. (economics) (River Plate)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
el precio de la canasta familiarthe cost of the average week's shopping
3. (juego de naipes)
a. canasta
4. (de automóvil)
a. roof rack
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canasta
1 (cesta) (round) basket; (para comida) hamper; (Com) crate
canasta para papeles wastepaper basket
2 (Baloncesto) basket
canasta triple three-point shot
Joventut: 33 canastas de 46 intentos. 22 tiros libres de 26. 1 [canasta triple] (Rafael Jofresa) de 5.40 rebotes (24 ofensivos). 22 faltas personales.
3 (Naipes) canasta
4 (México) (Col) (Automóviles) luggage rack
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