mariachi
mariachi(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (genre of music)
a. mariachi
Mi prima aprendió a tocar mariachi cuando estuvo en México.My cousin learned to play mariachi when she was in Mexico.
b. mariachi music
El mariachi es un género musical poco conocido en España.Mariachi music is a not very well-known genre in Spain.
2. (musician)
a. mariachi musician
El mariachi que tocaba la guitarra me miró y sonrió.The mariachi musician playing the guitar looked at me and smiled.
b. mariachi
Nada más llegar a México, vimos a un auténtico mariachi cantando.As soon as we arrived to Mexico, we saw a real mariachi performing.
mariachis
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (orchestra)
a. mariachi band
Los mariachis empezaron a cantar una canción a la pareja en el restaurante.The mariachi band started to sing a song to the couple in the restaurant.
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mariachi
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (música)
a. mariachi (music)
2. (orquesta)
a. mariachi band
3. (músico)
a. mariachi (musician)
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mariachi
adjective
(México) mariachi
(música) mariachi music; (conjunto) mariachi band;
(persona) mariachi musician
The conjuntos mariachis, bands of itinerant Mexican musicians, are mostly to be seen in the Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City, wearing their traditional charro costumes: sequin-studded cowboy-style suits and wide-brimmed Mexican hats. Besides being a major tourist attraction, they provide music in the form of love songs for weddings, birthdays and quinceañeras (special parties for Mexican girls who have reached their 15th birthday). The term mariachi is said to derive from the French word for wedding.
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Phrases with "mariachi"
Here are the most popular phrases with "mariachi." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
el mariachi que toca en la boda es
the mariachi playing at the wedding is
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