A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (anatomy)
a. feature
Mi cabello rubio es mi mejor rasgo.My blonde hair is my best feature.
2. (peculiarity)
a. characteristic
El líder del partido tiene varios rasgos positivos.The party leader has several positive characteristics.
b. quality
Su sentido de humor es su mejor rasgo.His sense of humor is his best quality.
3. (act)
a. gesture
Mi vecina me hizo un pastel como rasgo de gratitud por haberla ayudado a mudarse.My neighbor baked me a cake as a gesture of gratitude for helping her move in.
4. (writing)
a. stroke
Los rasgos que el escritor hacía en el papel eran firmes.The strokes the writer made on the paper were firm.
b. flourish
Los rasgos característicos de su firma revelaron su personalidad.The characteristic flourish of her signature revealed her personality.
c. brushstroke
Los ideogramas chinos se escriben en un número determinado de rasgos.Chinese characters are written in a given number of brushstrokes.
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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. (característica)
a. trait, characteristic
2. (del rostro)
a. feature
3. (acto elogiable)
a. act
4. (trazo)
a. flourish, stroke
5. (expresiones)
a grandes rasgosin general terms
explicar algo a grandes rasgosto outline something
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1 (Anatomía) feature
tiene unos rasgos muy marcados she has very pronounced (facial) features; de rasgos enérgicos of energetic appearance
2 (peculiaridad) characteristic; feature
rasgos característicos typical features
rasgos distintivos distinctive features
3 (con pluma) stroke; flourish
rasgos characteristics of one's handwriting; (of one's handwriting)
a grandes rasgos broadly speaking
4 (acto)
rasgo de generosidad act of generosity; (acción noble) noble gesture
rasgo de ingenio flash of wit; stroke of genius
5 (Latinoamérica) (acequia) irrigation channel; (terreno) plot; plot of land
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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