lottery
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lottery(
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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. (game of chance)
a. la lotería
(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've never won anything in the lottery.Nunca gané nada en la lotería.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(situation governed by chance)
a. la lotería
(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).
The current system of allocating school placements is a lottery.El sistema actual para asignar las plazas en los colegios es una lotería.
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lottery
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la lotería
(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).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
it's a lotteryes una lotería
the National Lottery≃ la lotería primitiva
lottery ticketbillete or
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lottery [ˈlɒtərɪ]
noun
lotería (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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