Usage note
This word may also be spelled “metrópolis.”
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (large city)
a. metropolis
Uno de los principales problemas de nuestra gran metrópolis es la contaminación ambiental.One of the main problems of our great metropolis is environmental pollution.
2. (central state)
a. home country
Las ciudades coloniales españolas solo podían comerciar con la metrópoli.Spanish colonial cities were only allowed to trade with their home country.
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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. (ciudad)
a. metropolis
2. (nación)
a. home country
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(ciudad) metropolis; [de imperio] mother country;
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