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fachada
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fachada(
fah
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chah
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dah
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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. (architecture)
a. facade
La fachada de la mansión es espectacular.The mansion's facade is spectacular.
b. façade
Queremos pintar la fachada de la casa.We want to paint the house's façade.
c. front
Están haciendo remodelaciones en la fachada del edificio.They're remodeling the front of the building.
2. (look)
a. facade
Un tipo violento se esconde tras la fachada de hombre encantador.Behind that facade of a charming man, hides a violent guy.
b. appearance
Tratan de mantener una fachada de matrimonio ejemplar, pero siempre se están peleando.They try to keep the appearance of a model marriage, but they are always fighting.
3. (of illegal business)
a. front
Creo que la lavandería es solo una fachada.I think the laundromat is just a front.
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fachada
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (architecture)
a. façade
con fachada afacing
2. (apariencia)
a. outward appearance
es pura fachadait's just a show
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fachada
1 [de edificio] façade; front; (medida) frontage
con fachada al parque looking towards the park; overlooking the park
la iglesia, con fachada al parque, es de estilo románico
con 15 metros de fachada with a frontage of 15m
la fachada es de ladrillo en tono oscuro la fachada que da a la calle de San Vicente de Paúl
2 (apariencia) façade
tener mucha fachada to be all show and no substance; no tiene más que fachada it's all just a façade with him; it's all just show with him
tu padre no es tan duro, es todo fachada
bajo la fachada de benefactor de las artes under the guise of a patron of the arts
3 (cara) mug (muy_familiar)
4 (Tipografía) title page
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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