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quebrada

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quebrada(
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brah
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (geography)
a. gorge
Entramos en una quebrada angosta que tenía rocas filosas en ambos lados.We entered a narrow gorge with pointy rocks on each side.
b. ravine
No pudimos cruzar la quebrada porque el puente de sogas se había desplomado.We couldn't cross the ravine because the rope bridge had collapsed.
c. gully (small)
Bajamos por una quebrada y salimos al valle.We descended a gully towards the valley.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
2. (body of water)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. stream
Encontramos una quebrada y por fin pudimos llenar nuestras cantimploras con agua.We found a stream and could finally fill our canteens with water.
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quebrada
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (desfiladero)
a. gorge
2. (arroyo)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. stream
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quebrada
1 (hondonada) ravine; gorge; (puerto) gap; pass
2 (Latinoamérica) (arroyo) brook; mountain stream
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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