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meseta

meseta(
meh
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seh
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tah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (geography)
a. plateau
Las mesetas pueden formarse por la erosión de los glaciares.Plateaus can be formed by the erosion of glaciers.
b. tableland
La meseta de la Península Ibérica tiene una altitud de 600 m sobre el nivel del mar.The tableland of the Iberian Peninsula has an altitude of 600 m above sea level.
c. meseta
La meseta está rodeada por varios sistemas montañosos.The meseta is surrounded by several mountain ranges.
2. (area between two flights of stairs)
a. landing
Tuve que detenerme en la meseta antes de seguir subiendo las escaleras.I had to stop at the landing before climbing the rest of the stairs.
3. (kitchen work surface)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in the Dominican Republic
(Dominican Republic)
a. countertop
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Siempre recuerdo a mi mamá picando cebolla en la meseta.I always remember my mom chopping onions on the countertop.
b. worktop (United Kingdom)
El inconveniente de esta cocina es que la meseta es demasiado pequeña.This kitchen's drawback is that the worktop is too small.
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meseta
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. plateau, tableland
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
meseta
1 (Geografía) tableland; plateau
2 (Archit) landing
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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