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yunta
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yunta(
yoon
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tah
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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. (pair of animals)
a. yoke
La yunta de bueyes tiraba de un carro cargado de paja.The yoke of oxen pulled a cart loaded with straw.
b. team
Un carro tirado por una yunta de caballos llevaba las mazorcas de maíz.A wagon pulled by a team of horses carried the ears of corn.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(couple of people)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. pair
La yunta de amigos se reúne los sábados para jugar al tenis.The pair of friends meet on Saturdays to play tennis.
b. couple
Reservé mesa para tres porque viene conmigo una yunta de compañeros.I booked a table for three because a couple of co-workers are joining me.
3. (accessory)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. cufflink
Esas yuntas rojas se destacan en el traje negro.Those red cufflinks stand out against that black suit.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(good friend)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. close friend
Ya sé que Beto es tu yunta, pero a mí me cae fatal.I know Beto is a close friend of yours, but he rubs me the wrong way.
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yunta
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de bueyes, vacas)
a. yoke, team
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yunta
1 [de bueyes] yoke; team (of oxen)
2 (Chile) [de personas] couple; pair
3 yuntas (Latinoamérica) (botones) cufflinks
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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