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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. (travelling group)
a. caravan
La caravana de camellos cruzó el desierto del Sahara.The caravan of camels crossed the Sahara.
2. (vehicle)
a. trailer
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Enganché la caravana al coche y manejé hasta el campamento.I hooked the trailer to the car and drove to the camping ground.
b. caravan (United Kingdom)
¿Durmieron en una tienda de campaña o en una caravana?Did you sleep in a tent or in a caravan?
3. (organized line of vehicles)
a. convoy
Una caravana de camiones con material pesado ralentizaba el tráfico en la autopista.A convoy of trucks carrying heavy equipment slowed down the traffic on the highway.
b. motorcade
La caravana presidencial se detuvo ante la Casa Blanca.The presidential motorcade stopped in front of the White House.
4. (traffic jam)
a. backup
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La caravana de coches que regresaban de la costa se extendía por varias millas.The backup of cars returning from the coast extended for miles.
b. tailback (United Kingdom)
Se formó caravana a la entrada del túnel.A tailback formed at the entrance of the tunnel.
5. (reverence)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. bow
El criado hizo una caravana y se retiró del cuarto.The servant gave a bow and left the room.
6. (flattering remark)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. compliment
Mario le prodigaba caravanas a Daniela por sus ojos hermosos.Mario gave Daniela many compliments on her beautiful eyes.
7. (jewelry)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(River Plate)
a. large earring
La gitana tenía puestas caravanas y una bandana en la cabeza.The gypsy was wearing large earrings and had a bandanna on her head.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (remolque)
a. caravan (United Kingdom)
b. trailer
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
2. (de camellos)
a. caravan
3. (de carromatos)
a. wagon train
4. (de coches)
a. tailback (United Kingdom)
b. backup
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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1 (Automóviles) [de camiones, coches] convoy; (atasco) tailback; line of traffic; (EEUU)
ir en caravana to go in convoy; las caravanas que se forman en el camino de la playa the tailbacks of traffic heading for the beach
2 (remolque) caravan; trailer; (EEUU)
3 (Hist) caravan
4 (Caribe) (trampa) bird trap
5 (México) (cortesía) flattering remark; compliment
bailar o correr o hacer la caravana a algn to overdo the compliments with sb
6 caravanas (S. Cone) (pendientes) large earrings
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