lince

lince(
leen
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seh
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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. (animal)
a. lynx
Cerca de la aldea se han descubierto varias pinturas rupestres representando linces y caballos.A number of cave paintings depicting lynxes and horses have been discovered near the village.
El lince ibérico está en peligro de extinción desde hace mucho tiempo.The Iberian lynx has been in danger of extinction for a long time.
2. (astute person)
a. very sharp (adjective)
Anda con cuidado cuando trates con Juan que es un lince para los negocios.Be careful in your dealings with Juan. He's a very sharp businessman.
b. genius
No hace falta ser un lince para saber quién va a ganar.You don't have to be a genius to know who's going to win.
3. (person with keen sight)
a. very sharp-eyed (adjective)
El jefe es un lince. Siempre se da cuenta cuando alguien llega tarde.The boss is very sharp-eyed. He always notices when someone comes in late.
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lince
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. lynx
ser un lince (para algo)to be very sharp (at something)
lince
1 (Zoología) lynx; (Centroamérica) (México) wild cat
Aseguran que el [lince boreal] ha sido introducido en el Parque Nacional de los Abruzzos.
ser un lince (observador) to be very sharp-eyed; (astuto) to be very shrewd o sharp
tener ojos de lince to be very sharp-eyed
lince ibérico pardal lynx; Spanish lynx
2 (Latinoamérica) (agudeza) sharpness
adjective
ojos linces eagle eyes
es muy lince (observador) he's very sharp-eyed; (astuto) he's very shrewd o sharp
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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