porcelana

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porcelana(
pohr
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seh
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lah
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nah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (material)
a. porcelain
El juego de desayuno es caro porque es porcelana, no plástico.The breakfast set is expensive because it's porcelain, not plastic.
b. china
Prefiero usar platos de papel para la fiesta, la porcelana es muy frágil.I'd rather user paper plates for the party; china is very fragile.
2. (tableware)
a. piece of porcelain
Se rompió una porcelana cuando Matt ponía la mesa.A piece of porcelain broke while Matt was setting the table.
b. piece of china
No tengo paciencia para pegar las partes de la porcelana rota.I don't have the patience to glue back together the broken piece of china.
c. porcelain
Su abuela le regaló una preciosa porcelana por su matrimonio.Her grandmother gave her a charming porcelain as a wedding gift.
d. chinaware
No tengo vitrina en casa, así que guardo la porcelana en la alacena.I don't have a display case at home, so I store my chinaware in the cupboard.
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porcelana
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (material)
a. porcelain, china
2. (objeto)
a. piece of porcelain o china
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porcelana
(material) porcelain; (loza) china; chinaware; porcelain
tienda de porcelana china shop; estantes llenos de porcelanas shelves full of china o chinaware o porcelain
porcelanas Ming, marfiles hispano-árabes, frágiles cacharros
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