motto

motto(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (statement of purpose)
a. el lema
(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).
(M)
Do you remember what our university motto was? - No.¿Te acuerdas de cuál era el lema de nuestra universidad? - No.
The company's motto is: "We can fix it."El lema de la empresa es: "Lo podemos arreglar".
b. la divisa
(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).
(F)
We engraved the school's motto on a plaque in the gymnasium.Grabamos la divisa de la escuela en una placa en el gimnasio.
c. la consigna
(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).
(F)
Trust is our motto.La confianza es nuestra consigna.
2. (in a cracker) (United Kingdom)
a. el chiste
(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).
(M)
Stephanie's Christmas cracker motto made her laugh.El chiste que había dentro del petardo navideño hizo reír a Stephanie.
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motto
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el lema
(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).
(M)
motto [ˈmɒtəʊ]
noun
mottoes mottos
1 [of family, person] lema (m)
my motto is ...
2 (Heraldry) divisa (f)
3 (watchword) consigna (f)
4 (in cracker) (joke) chiste (m)
our school motto was ... safety first, that's my motto
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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