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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (sudden appearance)
a. wave
La oleada de violencia tiene a todos preocupados.The wave of violence has everyone worried.
b. surge
La oleada de protestas generó caos en la ciudad.The surge of protests caused chaos in the city.
c. spate
La crisis produjo una oleada de robos sin precedente.The economic crisis gave rise to an unprecedented spate of robberies.
2. (flow of people)
a. flood
La guerra generó una oleada de refugiados que huían de su país.The war generated a flood of refugees fleeing their country.
3. (breaker)
a. wave
La oleada casi vuelca el barco.The wave nearly capsized the boat.
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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. (del mar)
a. swell
2. (de protestas, atentados)
a. wave
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1 (Náutica) big wave
2 (gran cantidad) [de jóvenes, artistas] wave; [de atentados, huelgas] spate; [de inflación] surge
una gran oleada de gente a great surge of people; la primera oleada del ataque the first wave of the attack
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