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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. (act of washing)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. laundry
Esta tarde tengo que hacer la colada. No tengo nada limpio que ponerme.I have to do laundry this afternoon. I don't have anything clean to wear.
Hago una sola colada por semana.I only do the laundry once a week.
b. washing (United Kingdom)
¿Quién hace la colada en tu casa?Who does the washing in your house?
c. wash
¿Tenías pensado hacer una colada hoy?Were you planning on doing a wash today?
2. (washed items)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. laundry
Saqué la colada de la lavadora.I took the laundry out of the washing machine.
b. washing (United Kingdom)
¿Me puedes tender la colada?Can you hang the washing out for me?
3. (geology)
a. flow (of lava)
Por suerte, la colada de lava se detuvo antes de llegar al pueblo.Luckily, the flow of lava stopped before it reached the town.
4. (metallurgy)
a. tapping
Hay que dejar enfriar el acero después de la colada.The steel must be left to cool after the tapping.
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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. (ropa)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. washing
hacer la coladato do the washing
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1 (lavado) washing
hacer la colada to do the washing
¿quién va a hacer la colada hoy?
día de colada washday; tender la colada to hang out the washing; todo saldrá en la colada it will all come out in the wash
2 (lejía) bleach; lye
3 (Geología) outflow
4 (Agr) sheep run; cattle run
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