An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to mate)
a. mate
Compré un set matero hermoso. Mañana lo estreno con mis amigos.I bought a beautiful mate set. I will use it for the first time tomorrow with my friends.
b. of mate
Mi amigo de Argentina me regaló un libro sobre el ritual matero.My Argentinian friend gave me a book about the ritual of mate.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
2. (who likes mate)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. fond of drinking mate
Mi hermano es muy matero. Bebe al menos un litro por día.My brother is really fond of drinking mate. He drinks at least a liter per day.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (plant container)
Regionalism used in Colombia
Regionalism used in Venezuela
a. flowerpot
Tengo que cambiar la tierra del matero.I need to change the soil of the flowerpot.
b. pot
¿Cuál es la planta que está en ese matero? - Es un pensamiento.What's the plant in that pot? - It's a pansy.
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(S. Cone)
1 (de mate) of maté; relating to maté
2 [+persona] fond of drinking maté
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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