metal(
meh
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duhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (material)
a. el metal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The structure of the building is made of metal.La estructura del edificio está hecha de metal.
2. (road surface) (United Kingdom)
a. la grava
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The metal on the road needed repairing in places.Hacía falta reparar la grava de la carretera en algunas partes.
3. (music)
a. la música metal
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I like listening to metal but by boyfriend prefers rap.A mí me gusta escuchar la música metal pero mi novio prefiere el rap.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (made of metal)
a. metálico
The metal bodies are made at the plant.Las carrocerías metálicas se hacen en la fábrica.
b. de metal
There was a metal plaque on the front door.Había una placa de metal en la puerta de la calle.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to cover with broken stones) (United Kingdom)
a. engravar
After metalling the road, we cover it with tar.Tras engravar la carretera, la cubrimos con alquitrán.
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metal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el metal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
metal detectordetector de metales
metal polishabrillantador de metales
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (general)
a. metálico(a)
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metal [ˈmetl]
noun
1 (Chem) (Fís) metal (m)
2 (Britain) (on road) grava (f)
3 (Britain) (Britain) (Ferro) metals rieles (m)
adjective
metálico; de metal
transitive verb
(Britain) [+road] engravar
modifier
metal detector (n) detector (m) de metales
metal fatigue (n) fatiga (f) del metal
metal polish (n) abrillantador (m) de metales
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metal
metal(
meh
-
tahl
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (material)
a. metal
La estructura del edificio está hecha de metal.The building structure is made of metal.
2. (music)
a. brass
Los metales eran muy estridentes y no se oía al coro.The brass was too loud and you couldn't hear the choir.
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metal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (material)
a. metal
metal blancowhite metal
metal pesadoheavy metal
metales preciososprecious metals
2. (music)
a. brass
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metal
1 (material) metal; (Música) brass
el vil metal filthy lucre
metal en láminas metal laminado sheet metal
metal noble precious metal
paladio, es un metal noble utilizado principalmente en contactos eléctricos
metal pesado heavy metal
2 [de voz] timbre
el metal de la campana
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Phrases with "metal"
Here are the most popular phrases with "metal." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
heavy metal
el metal pesado, el heavy metal
metal detector
el detector de metales
heavy metal music
heavy metal
metal music
la música metal
Phrases with "metal"
Here are the most popular phrases with "metal." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
de metal
metal
es de metal
it's made of metal
Examples
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