license plate
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license plate(
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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. (automobile)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la matrícula
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I got into an accident last month and now my license plate is a little bent.Estuve en un choque el mes pasado y ahora mi matrícula está un poco doblada.
b. la placa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Tony's car is new. He hasn't put a license plate on it yet.El coche de Tony es nuevo. Todavía no le ha puesto la placa.
c. el patente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(Southern Cone)
After the accident, I took a picture of the other driver's license plate.Después del accidente, le tomé una foto al patente del otro conductor.
d. la chapa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(River Plate)
The police are asking citizens to look for the killer's license plate number.La policía ha pedido a los ciudadanos que busquen el número de chapa del asesino.
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