madera
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (of a tree)
a. wood
La mesa es de madera.The table is made of wood.
b. timber (for construction)
Cuando llegue el pedido de madera, podemos empezar la construcción de la cabaña.When the order of timber arrives, we can begin construction of the cabin.
2. (wine)
a. Madeira
Tomamos una botella de Madera para celebrar su graduación.We drank a bottle of Madeira to celebrate his graduation.
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madera
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (en árbol)
a. wood
2. (en carpintería)
a. timber
b. lumber
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
madera de pinopinewood
de maderawooden
3. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
madera contrachapadaplywood
madera noblefine wood
4. (tabla)
a. piece of wood
5. (cualidades)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tener madera de algoto have the makings of something
tener madera para algoto have what it takes for something
6. (muy fam)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
la maderathe pigs
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madera
1 (material) (gen) wood; (para la construcción, carpintería) timber
es madera del Brasil compramos madera para hacer el tejado
dame esa madera give me that piece of wood; una silla de madera a wooden chair; está hecho de madera it's made of wood; una escultura en madera a wooden sculpture
¡toca madera! touch wood!; knock on wood!; (EEUU)
madera contrachapada plywood
madera de balsa balsa wood
madera dura hardwood
madera fósil lignite
madera maciza solid wood
madera (multi)laminada madera terciada plywood
2
tener madera de algo to have the makings of sth; tiene madera de futbolista he's got the makings of a footballer
3 (Música) woodwind section of the orchestra; (of the orchestra)
4 (Fútbol)
la madera the woodwork
5 (Zoología) horny part of hoof
madera
(vino) Madeira
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