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lumbrera

lumbrera(
loom
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breh
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rah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (architecture)
a. skylight
El baño no tiene ventanas, pero tiene una lumbrera.The bathroom doesn't have windows, but it has a skylight.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(intelligent person)
a. genius
Mi hermano te arreglará el celular. Es una lumbrera para la electrónica.My brother will fix your cellphone. He's a genius at electronics.
b. whiz
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
José aprueba todos los exámenes porque es una lumbrera, no porque estudia mucho.Jose passes all the exams because he's a whiz, not because he studies hard.
c. whizz
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Mi madre es una lumbrera y resolvió el problema en diez segundos.My mother is a whizz and solved the problem in ten seconds.
3. (mechanics)
a. port
El mecánico limpió la lumbrera del motor.The mechanic cleaned the port of the engine.
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lumbrera
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (colloquial)
a. genius
lumbrera
1 (genio) leading light; luminary
estaba rodeado de lumbreras literarias he was surrounded by leading literary figures
2 (claraboya) skylight
3 (cuerpo luminoso) luminary (literario)
4 (Mecánica) vent; port
lumbrera de admisión inlet
lumbrera de escape exhaust vent
5 (México) (Taur) (Teat) box
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