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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
a. machete blow
Las víctimas fueron decapitadas a machetazos.The victims were beheaded with machete blows.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Cada tanto, los lugareños hacen un camino a machetazos por el monte porque la maleza crece rápido.Every so often, the locals make a path with machetes up the mountain because the bush grows fast.
Para llegar a la orilla del río, tuvimos que abrirnos paso a machetazos.To reach the riverbank, we had to hack our way through with machetes.
2. (injury) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
a. machete blow
a. machete wound
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