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dama

dama(
dah
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mah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (woman)
a. lady
¡Bienvenidos damas y caballeros!Welcome, ladies and gentlemen!
2. (noble woman)
a. lady
Las damas de la realeza británica vistieron las mejores ropas.The ladies of the British royalty wore the best clothes.
3. (in chess, cards)
a. queen
La dama es la pieza más poderosa en el ajedrez.The queen is the most powerful piece in chess.
4. (in checkers)
a. king
¿Pueden moverse las damas de alguna manera especial?Can you move the kings in any special way?
damas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (board game)
a. checkers
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
No he jugado una partida de damas desde que era niña.I haven't played a game of checkers since I was a girl.
b. draughts (United Kingdom)
Aprendí a jugar a las damas pero nunca al ajedrez.I learned to play draughts but never chess.
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dama
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (mujer)
a. lady
dama de honorbridesmaid
2. (en juego de damas)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. king
3. (en ajedrez, naipes)
a. queen
dama
1 (señora) lady
damas y caballeros ladies and gentlemen; primera dama (Teat) leading lady; (Política) First Lady; (EEUU)
dama de compañía (Latinoamérica) lady companion
la Dama de Hierro the Iron Lady
dama de honor [de reina] lady-in-waiting; [de novia] bridesmaid
dama de noche night jasmine
dama joven (Teat) ingénue
dama regidora carnival queen
2 (mujer noble) lady
3 (amante) lady; mistress
el poeta y su dama the poet and his lady o mistress
4 (pieza) (Ajedrez) (Naipes) queen; (Damas) king
5 damas (juego) draughts; checkers; (EEUU)
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