malecón(
mah
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leh
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kohn
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (defensive barrier)
a. breakwater
Están construyendo un nuevo malecón para proteger la playa de la ciudad.A new breakwater is being built to protect the town's beach.
b. sea wall
Dos chicos estaban pescando en el malecón.Two boys were fishing on the sea wall.
2. (public walk)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. esplanade
Después de cenar salimos a caminar por el malecón junto al río Arica.After dinner we went for a walk along the esplanade by the River Arica.
b. seafront
El hotel donde nos hospedamos en Mazatlán está sobre el malecón.The hotel where we stayed in Mazatlan is on the seafront.
c. promenade
Hay bancos para sentarse a lo largo del malecón.There are benches to sit on all along the promenade.
3. (quay)
a. pier
Para ir a la isla, tienes que tomar un barco que sale desde el malecón.To get to the island, you need to take a boat that leaves from the pier.
b. jetty
Hay que reemplazar el malecón de madera por uno más robusto.The wooden jetty needs replacing with one that's more robust.
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malecón
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (muelle)
a. jetty
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malecón
pier; jetty
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Phrases with "malecón"
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hasta que se seque el malecón
until the esplanade dries
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