mortar
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mortar(
mawr
-
duhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (cement)
a. el mortero
(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).
Apply another layer of mortar before putting the next brick on.Aplica otra capa de mortero antes de colocar el siguiente ladrillo.
b. la argamasa
(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 Roman engineers managed to build the aqueducts in Segovia without the use of mortar.Los ingenieros romanos lograron construir los acueductos de Segovia sin utilizar argamasa.
2. (military)
a. el mortero
(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 mortars were pointing toward the city walls.Los morteros apuntaban hacia las murallas de la ciudad.
3. (culinary)
a. el mortero
(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).
Grind the spices in the mortar into a powder.Muela las especias en el mortero hasta obtener un polvo.
b. el almirez
(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).
(made of metal)
Where's the mortar? I'm going to crush up some garlic.¿Dónde está el almirez? Voy a machacar un poco de ajo.
c. el molcajete
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
First, we're going to season the mortar with rice and garlic.Primero, vamos a sazonar el molcajete con arroz y ajo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to attack)
a. bombardear con morteros
The enemy forces mortared the city all night.Las fuerzas enemigas bombardearon la ciudad con morteros toda la noche.
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mortar
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in construction)
a. el argamasa f, mortero
(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).
2. (for grinding)
a.
pestle and mortaralmirez m, mortero m
3. (missile)
a. el mortero
(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).
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mortar [ˈmɔːtəʳ]
noun
1 (cannon) mortero (m)
2 (cement) argamasa (f); mortero (m)
3 (bowl) mortero (m)
transitive verb
(Mil) bombardear con morteros
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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mortar and pestle
la mano y el mortero
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