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Usage note
This word may also be spelled “kilo” when used in contexts like that shown in 2).
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (anatomy)
a. chyle
El quilo creado en el intestino en la digestión tiene aspecto lechoso.The chyle created in the intestine during digestion has a milky look.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (unit of measurement)
a. kilo
Compré un quilo de harina y un quilo de azúcar para hacer el bizcocho.I bought one kilo of flour and one kilo of sugar to bake the cake.
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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. kilo, kilogram
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kilogramme; kilogram; (EEUU)
(Anatomía) chyle
sudar el quilo (sufrir) to have a tough time; (trabajar) to slave o slog away
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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