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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(relative)
a. el papá
(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).
(M)
We'll see what your pa has to say about this when he gets home.Vamos a ver qué dice tu papá al respecto cuando llegue a casa.
PA
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
2. (public address system)
a. los altavoces
(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).
(M)
Each morning, the students listen to announcements on the PA.Cada mañana, los estudiantes escuchan anuncios por los altavoces.
b. los altoparlantes
(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).
(M)
A message on the store's PA said that there are a lot of sales tomorrow.Un mensaje por los altoparlantes de la tienda dijo que hay muchas rebajas mañana.
c. el equipo de sonido
(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).
(M)
(music)
The band arrived early to set up the PA.La banda llegó temprano para instalar el equipo de sonido.
d. el sistema de sonido
(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).
(M)
(music)
The concert started late because the PA wasn't working properly.El concierto empezó tarde porque el sistema de sonido no estaba funcionando bien.
3. (physician's assistant)
a. el médico asociado
(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).
(M)
, la médica asociada
(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).
(F)
The PA at my doctor's office is very friendly.El médico asociado en mi consultorio es muy amable.
4. (U.S. state)
a. Pensilvania
We are going to visit the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, PA.Vamos a visitar la Campana de la Libertad en Filadelfia, Pensilvania.
5. (personal assistant)
a. el secretario personal
(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).
(M)
, la secretaria personal
(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).
(F)
You can call my PA to make an appointment.Puedes llamar a mi secretario personal para hacer una cita.
b. el asistente personal
(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).
(M)
, la asistente personal
(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).
(F)
My PA is in charge of the schedule.Mi asistente personal se encarga del horario.
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pa
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el papá
(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).
(M)
(dad)
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pa [pɑː]
noun
papá (informal) (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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