A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (hit)
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
(Central America)
a. machete wound
El machetazo que José tenía en la pierna tardó en curarse.The machete wound Jose had on his leg took some time to heal.
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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. (golpe)
a. machete blow
2. (herida)
a. machete wound
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especialmente (Latinoamérica)
1 (golpe) blow with a machete
2 (instrumento) large machete
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