A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (for babies)
a. diaper
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Si vas a la tienda, necesito que compres pañales y fórmula para bebés.If you're going to the store, I need you to buy diapers and baby formula.
Juan compró pañales muy absorbentes para que el bebé pudiera dormir toda la noche.Juan bought some very absorbent diapers so that the baby could sleep through the night.
b. nappy (United Kingdom)
Con dos bebés en casa gastamos dos paquetes de pañales diarios.With two babies at home we go through two packages of nappies every day.
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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. (general)
a. nappy (United Kingdom)
b. diaper
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
2. (fam fig)
estar en pañalesto be in its infancy
3. (fam fig)
dejar a alguien en pañalesto leave somebody standing o behind
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1 [de bebé] nappy; diaper; (EEUU)
estar todavía en pañales [+persona] to be still wet behind the ears; [+ciencia, técnica] to be still in its infancy
yo de informática estoy todavía en pañales when it comes to computing, I'm still a little wet behind the ears
esto ha dejado en pañales a los rivales this has left the competition way behind
pañal desechable disposable nappy
2 [de camisa] shirt-tail
3 pañales (canastilla) baby clothes
criarse en buenos pañales to be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth
de humildes pañales of humble origins
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