palangana

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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (dishpan)
a. bowl
Metí todos los platos en una palangana con agua y un poco de detergente.I put all the dirty plates in a bowl with water and some detergent.
2. (sink)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
a. washbowl
Miguel le puso el tapón a la palangana para llenarla de agua.Miguel put the plug in the washbowl to fill it with water.
b. washbasin
El desagüe de la palangana está averiado y el agua se estanca.The washbasin's waste pipe is blocked and the water doesn't drain.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(stupid person) (Southern Cone)
a. idiot
¡Cristina es una palangana! Nunca entiende nada.Cristina is such an idiot! She never understands anything.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(chatterer) (Andes)
a. loudmouth
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No soporto a las palanganas porque no puedo decir ni una palabra en una conversación.I can't stand loudmouths because I can't get a word in in a conversation.
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palangana
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (para fregar)
a. washing-up bowl (United Kingdom)
b. dishpan
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
2. (para lavarse)
a. washbasin (United Kingdom)
b. washbowl
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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palangana
1 (jofaina) washbasin; washbowl; (EEUU)
2 (And) (Centroamérica) (fuente) platter; serving dish
1 (S. Cone) (intruso) intruder
2 (Latinoamérica) (frívolo) shallow person
3 (Latinoamérica) (charlatán) charlatan
4 (Latinoamérica) (jactancioso) braggart
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