number plate
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number plate(
nuhm
-
buhr
 
plehiht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (automobile) (United Kingdom)
a. la matrícula
(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 robbers are escaping! Did you see the number plate?¡Los ladrones se están escapando! ¿Viste la matrícula?
b. la placa
(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).
Tim's number plate says "EL GRANDE."La placa de Tim dice "EL GRANDE".
c. el patente
(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).
(Southern Cone)
Where are your number plates? - The car is new, and they haven't arrived yet.¿Dónde están tus patentes? - El coche es nuevo, y todavía no llegan.
d. la chapa
(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).
(River Plate)
The police pulled me over because my car doesn't have number plates.La policía me paró porque mi coche no tiene chapas.
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