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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (place)
a. oracle
El rey se dirigió al oráculo para buscar una respuesta sobre la salud de su hijo.The king went to the oracle to seek an answer concerning his son's health.
2. (divine intermediary)
a. oracle
Las revelaciones del oráculo consternaron a los ciudadanos.The citizens were shocked at the revelations of the oracle.
3. (message)
a. oracle
El oráculo fue escrito como un poema.The oracle was written in the form of a poem.
4. (expert)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Pregúntale a mi abuelo. Es un oráculo en el tema de la pesca.Ask my grandfather. He's a fount of wisdom when it comes to fishing.
Mi secretaria es un oráculo en la gramática española.My secretary is an oracle on Spanish grammar.
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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. (mensaje, divinidad)
a. oracle
2. (persona)
a. fount of wisdom
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