matadero(
mah
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tah
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deh
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roh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (stockbreeding)
a. slaughterhouse
El camión que transportaba a los cerdos llegó al matadero.The truck transporting the pigs arrived at the slaughterhouse.
b. abattoir
En los mataderos se carnean cerca de dos millones de animales por año.Around two million animals are slaughtered in the abbatoirs every year.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(exhausting task)
a. slaughter
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Ya se acabó la hora del almuerzo. Tengo que volver al matadero.My lunchtime is over. It's time to go back to the slaughter.
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matadero
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. abattoir, slaughterhouse
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matadero
1 [de ganado] slaughterhouse; abattoir (formal)
son como las ovejas que van al matadero they go like lambs to the slaughter
Esta mañana, antes del examen me ha dado una llantina terrible".A medida que escuchan sus nombres entran en las aulas que los profesores les indican. Un docente apunta # No son ellos,parecen corderos que van derechos al matadero Son más de cuarenta. Todos tutsis. Parecen resignados. Alguien les ordena subir al camión. Obedecen sin rechistar. Son como las ovejas que van al matadero
2 (trabajo) killer (familiar); exhausting task
3 (México) (S. Cone) (prostíbulo) brothel
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