An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to metal)
a. metal
El detector sonó porque el pasajero traía un objeto metálico en el bolsillo.The detector sounded because the passenger had a metal object in his pocket.
b. metallic
A Sandy le gusta pintarse la uñas de colores metálicos brillantes.Sandy likes to paint her nails with bright metallic colors.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (money)
a. cash
Prefiero pagar en metálico que usar tarjetas de crédito.I prefer paying in cash than using credit cards.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sonido, color)
a. metallic
2. (objeto)
a. metal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
pagar en metálicoto pay (in) cash
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[+objeto] metal
un nuevo telón metálico de seguridad embarcaciones de casco metálico
[+color, sonido, brillo] metallic
un Cadillac azul metálico a metallic blue Cadillac
el tono metálico de las guitarras
(dinero) cash; (moneda) coin; (en barras) specie; bullion
pagar en metálico to pay (in) cash; premio en metálico cash prize
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