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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (outdoor space)
a. patio
Si hace sol, podemos almorzar en el patio.If it's sunny, we can have lunch on the patio.
b. courtyard
Puedes jugar con el perro en el patio.You can play with the dog in the courtyard.
c. yard
Salgan al patio mientras preparo la comida.Go out in the yard while I get lunch ready.
2. (school outdoor area)
a. playground
La clase ha terminado así que ahora pueden ir al patio.Class is finished, so you can go out to the playground now.
b. schoolyard
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los niños jugaban en el patio.The kids were playing out in the schoolyard.
3. (theater)
a. orchestra
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Tenemos entradas de patio.Our seats are in the orchestra.
b. stalls (United Kingdom)
Las entradas de patio suelen ser las más caras.The seats in the stalls are generally the most expensive.
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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. (de casa)
a. courtyard
2. (de escuela)
a. playground
3. (de cuartel)
a. parade ground
4. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
¡cómo está el patio!what a fine state of affairs!
patio de butacasstalls
patio interiorlightshaft
1 [de casa] courtyard; [de escuela] playground
¡cómo está el patio!
¡cómo está el patio! hoy todos están de mal humor what an atmosphere! everybody is in a bad mood today!; ¡cómo está el patio! varios diputados se han liado a puñetazos several MPs got involved in a punch-up — what's the world coming to?
llevar el patio to rule the roost
patio de armas parade ground
patio de luces well of a building; (of a building)
patio de operaciones floor of the stock exchange; (of the stock exchange)
patio de recreo playground
2 (Teat) pit
patio de butacas stalls
; (p)
orchestra; (EEUU)
3 (México) (Ferro) shunting yard
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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