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Usage note
This word may be treated as a feminine or masculine noun without its meaning changing.
el lente, la lente(
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).
1. (optics)
a. lens
La lente de esta cámara es la mejor del mercado.The lens on this camera is the best on the market.
2. (contact lens)
a. lens
Actualmente uso lentes desechables diarias y son muy cómodas.These days I use daily disposable lenses and they're very comfortable.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (spectacles)
a. glasses
Se me rompieron los lentes mientras jugaba fútbol.I broke my glasses while I was playing football.
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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. lens
lentes de contactocontact lenses
2. (general)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
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1 (gen) lens
lente de aumento magnifying glass
lente de gran ángulo lente granangular wide-angle lens
lentes de contacto contact lenses
lentes progresivas varifocal lenses
lente zoom zoom lens
2 lentes especialmente (Latinoamérica) (gafas) glasses; spectacles
lentes bifocales bifocals
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