A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (jetty)
a. pier
El barco está atracado en el muelle 4.The ship is docked at pier 4.
Dos muchachos estaban pescando en el muelle cuando llegó el barco.Two kids were fishing off the pier when the ship arrived.
b. dock
Vamos a esperar al buque de tu papá en el muelle.Let's go to meet your dad's ship at the dock.
c. wharf
Cuando llegó al muelle, no había sitio para atar su bote.When he arrived at the wharf, there was no place to tie up his boat.
d. quay
El puerto tiene varios muelles.The port has several quays.
2. (loading area)
a. loading dock
Puedes estacionar en el muelle para recoger la mercancía.You can park in the loading dock to pick up the merchandise.
b. loading bay
El muelle estaba lleno de televisiones y computadoras.The loading bay was full of televisions and computers.
3. (coil)
a. spring
Podía sentir los muelles del colchón.I could feel the mattress springs.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (soft)
a. comfortable
El sofá nuevo es muy muelle.The new couch is really comfortable.
5. (free from worry)
a. easy
Mi hermano está en Costa Rica, viviendo una vida muelle.My brother is in Costa Rica, living the easy life.
b. comfortable
Después de la guerra, el soldado solo quería llevar una vida muelle y libre de conflicto.After the war, the soldier just wanted to live a comfortable, conflict-free life.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (vida)
a. easy, comfortable
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (resorte)
a. spring
3. (en puerto)
a. dock, quay
4. (en el río)
a. wharf
5. (de carga y descarga)
a. loading bay
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(resorte) spring
colchón de muelles interior sprung mattress
muelle helicoidal coil spring
muelle real mainspring
1 (blando) soft; (delicado) delicate; (elástico) springy; bouncy
2 [+vida] soft; easy
1 (Náutica) (puerto) wharf; quay; (malecón) pier
cargador de muelles docker
muelle de atraque (Náutica) mooring quay; (Aeronáutica) docking bay
2 (Ferro) (also muelle de carga) loading bay
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