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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (fastening)
a. knot
No puedo deshacer el nudo de la corbata.I can't untie the knot in my tie.
2. (botany)
a. knot (in wood)
La madera de pino suele tener muchos nudos.Pinewood tends to have many knots.
b. node (on a stem)
Es más difícil partir la caña por los nudos.Cane is harder to break at the nodes.
3. (intersection)
a. junction
Hubo un choque en el transitado nudo.There was a car crash at the busy junction.
4. (central element)
a. crux (of a situation or problem)
El nudo del problema es que los políticos no actúan con honradez.The crux of the problem is that politicians are not acting with honesty.
b. climax (of a story or play)
Después del nudo de la trama, se aproxima el desenlace.After the plot's climax, the ending comes close.
5. (nautical)
a. knot
El velero está navegando a 5 nudos.The sailboat is traveling at 5 knots.
6. (anatomy)
a. node
Tiene un nudo muscular en el cuello.He has a muscle node in his neck.
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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. (lazo)
a. knot
hacer un nudoto tie a knot
2. (fig)
se le hizo un nudo en la gargantashe got a lump in her throat
nudo corredizoslipknot
nudo gordianoGordian knot
3. (cruce)
a. junction
nudo de comunicacionescommunications center
4. (vínculo)
a. tie, bond
5. (punto principal)
a. crux, nub
6. (en madera)
a. knot
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nuda propiedad bare ownership; bare title to property
1 (en hilo, cuerda) knot
el nudo de la corbata the tie knot; no sabe hacerse el nudo de la corbata he doesn't know how to tie his tie; atar con un nudo to tie in a knot
un nudo en la garganta a lump in one's throat
se me hizo un nudo en la garganta I got a lump in my throat
nudo corredizo slipknot
nudo de rizos reef knot
nudo gordiano Gordian knot
nudo llano nudo marinero reef knot
2 [de carreteras, ferrocarriles] junction
3 (vínculo) bond; tie
4 [de problema, cuestión] core; crux; [de obra, narración] crisis; point of greatest complexity
5 (en tallo) node; (en madera) knot
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