A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. rope
El vaquero ató el caballo a la cerca con un mecate largo.The cowboy tied the horse to the fence with a long rope.
b. cord
¿Tendrás por ahí algún pedazo de mecate para amarrar esta caja?You wouldn't happen to have a piece of cord to tie this box up, would you?
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. rope
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1 (Centroamérica) (México) (cuerda) rope; twine; (fibra) strip of pita fibre
¡es todo mecate! (México) it's terrific!
jalear el mecate a algn to suck up to sb (familiar)
2 (México) (persona) boor; oaf
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