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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. (vortex)
a. waterspout (over a body of water)
Los botes pesqueros atracaron por miedo a que los alcanzara una de las tres trombas.The fishing boats docked for fear of being hit by one of the three waterspouts.
b. whirlwind
Se formó una tromba que hizo volar las hojas y las ramas caídas.A whirlwind formed and blew the fallen leaves and branches away.
c. tornado
Los agricultores perdieron sus cosechas a causa de la tromba.The farmers lost their crops because of the tornado.
2. (torrential rain)
a. downpour
Hasta las avenidas principales estaban inundadas después de semejante tromba.Even the main roads were flooded after such a downpour.
3. (tumultuous incursion)
a. whirlwind
Las puertas de la tienda se abrieron y los clientes entraron en tromba para conseguir uno de los nuevos celulares.The doors of the store opened and the customers entered like a whirlwind to get one of the new cellphones.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Sonó la campana y los alumnos entraron a las aulas como una tromba.The bell rang and the students came rushing in into the classrooms.
La gente entró al tren como una tromba.The people bursted in the train.
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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. (general)
a. waterspout
2. (fig)
entrar en trombato burst in
tromba de aguaheavy downpour
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pasar como una tromba to go by like a whirlwind; entrar en tromba to come in in a torrent; come rushing in
tromba de agua violent downpour
tromba de polvo column of dust
tromba marina waterspout
tromba terrestre whirlwind; tornado
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