maraca
maraca
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (musical instrument)
a. la maraca
(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).
My nephew filled a cup with beans to make a makeshift maraca.Mi sobrino llenó un vaso de habichuelas para hacer una maraca improvisada.
maracas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (musical instrument)
a. las maracas
(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).
This piece requires that the percussionist play the maracas.Esta pieza requiere que el percusionista toque las maracas.
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maracas
[məˈrækəz]
plural noun
1. maracas (f pl) (Mus)
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maracas [mərˈækəs]
plural noun
maracas (f)
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maraca
Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in sense 1).
maraca(
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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. (musical instrument)
a. maraca
Carlos canta y toca las maracas en una banda de salsa.Carlos sings and plays the maracas in a salsa band.
2.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(prostitute)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. whore
El sexadicto contrató a una maraca mientras estaba en Mexico por negocio.The sex addict hired a whore while he was in Mexico on business.
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maraca
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. maraca
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maraca
1 (Música) maraca
2 (S. Cone) (prostituta) whore
3 (And) (Caribe) (inútil) dead loss (familiar)
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