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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. (contrail)
a. trail
Papá, ¿qué es eso en el cielo? - Es la estela de un avión, hijo.Dad, what's that in the sky? - That's the trail of an airplane, son.
b. slipstream (motor vehicle)
El Ferrari ahora está fuera de la estela del McLaren y tratando de pasarlo.The Ferrari is now out of the McLaren's slipstream, and it's trying to overtake it.
2. (nautical)
a. wake
Sonya estaba en la cubierta, mirando la estela del barco.Sonya was on the deck, watching the boat's wake.
b. wash (United Kingdom)
La estela del barco tumbó a Margaux de sus esquíesThe wash of the boat knocked Margaux off her skis.
3. (comet)
a. tail
Vas a necesitar un telescopio para poder ver la estela de este cometa.You're going to need a telescope to be able to see the tail of this comet.
4. (monument)
a. stele
Hay dos estelas de piedra en la entrada del templo maya.There are two stone steles at the entrance of the Mayan temple.
b. stela
La estela encontrada en la tumba del faraón fue transportada al Museo Británico en Londres.The stela found in the pharaoh's tomb was transported to the British Museum in London.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
a. trail
El huracán dejó una estela destrucción a través de la isla.The hurricane left a trail of destruction across the island.
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
6. (name)
a. Stella
Estela y yo vamos a ir al cine esta noche. ¿Quieres venir?Stella and I are going to the movies tonight. Do you want to come?
b. Estelle
Mi tía Estela vive con mi abuela en Edimburgo.My aunt Estelle lives with my grandma in Edinburgh.
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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. (de barco)
a. wake
2. (de avión)
a. vapor trail
3. (de humo, olor)
a. trail
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1 (rastro) (Náutica) wake; wash; (Aeronáutica) slipstream; trail
una estela de humo
el discurso dejó una larga estela de comentarios the speech caused a great deal of comment; dejaron tras de sí una estela de muerte they left a trail of slaughter behind them
estela de condensación estela de humo vapour trail; vapor trail; (EEUU)
2 (monumento) stele; stela
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