marbles
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marbles
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (general)
a. las canicas
(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).
We played marbles to pass the rainy afternoon.Jugamos canicas para pasar la tarde lluviosa.
b. las bolitas
(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).
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
The nanny wouldn't let us play marbles because we didn't clean up well.La niñera prohibió que jugáramos bolitas porque no limpiamos bien.
marble
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (stone)
a. el mármol
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The masons cut the marble for the stairs to the building entrance.Los picapedreros cortaron el mármol para la escalera de la entrada del edificio.
3. (toy)
a. la canica
(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).
You have to push your opponent's marbles outside of the circle with yours.Tienes que sacar las canicas de tu adversario fuera del círculo con las tuyas.
b. la bolita
(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).
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
At the museum, there's an exhibition of antique handmade glass marbles.En el museo, hay una exposición de bolitas de vidrio antiguas, hechas a mano,
4. (art)
a. la escultura de mármol
(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).
We went to the Louvre to see the Renaissance marbles.Fuimos al Louvre para ver las esculturas de mármol del Renacimiento.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to create a marbling effect on)
a. vetear
The stone mantelpiece had been marbled to give it a more elegant appearance.La repisa de piedra había sido veteada para darle una aparencia más elegante.
b. jaspear
In art class, we're learning some easy techniques for marbling paper which can then be applied to other surfaces.En clase de arte, estamos aprendiendo unas técnicas fáciles para jaspear el papel que luego se pueden aplicar a otras superficies.
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marble
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (stone)
a. el mármol
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (glass ball)
a. la canica
(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).
to play marblesjugar a las canicas
3. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to lose one's marblesvolverse loco(a) or
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marble [ˈmɑːbl]
noun
1 (material) mármol (m)
2 (work in marble) obra (f) en mármol
3 (glass ball) canica (f); bolita (f); (And) (S. Cone) metra (f); (Ven)
to play marbles jugar a las canicas
to lose one's marbles perder la chaveta (informal)
modifier
marmóreo; de mármol
marble quarry (n) cantera (f) de mármol
marble staircase (n) escalera (f) de mármol
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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