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reales

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reales(
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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (military)
a. camp
Tenemos que cruzar el río y sentar los reales antes de que caiga el sol.We need to cross the river and set up camp before the sun goes down.
real
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (genuine)
a. real
Ese país tiene un ejército pequeño que no representa una amenaza real para nuestro país.That country has a small army that is not a real threat to our country.
b. true
La siguiente es una historia real basada en la vida de una víctima del Holocausto.The following is a true story based on the life of a Holocaust victim.
3. (related to royalty)
a. royal
Políticos, celebridades y hasta la familia real de España concurrieron al estreno.Politicians, celebrities, and even Spain's royal family attended the premiere.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (Brazilian currency)
a. real
¿Cuál es la tasa de cambio del euro contra el real?What's the exchange rate of the euro against the real?
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(small amount of money)
a. penny
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Ese reloj es una imitación de un Rolex y no vale ni un real.That watch is a fake Rolex and is not even worth a penny.
6. (colonial coin)
a. real
Recuperamos un cofre lleno de reales de un galeón español que se hundió en 1630.We recovered a chest full of reales from a Spanish galleon that sank in 1630.
7. (enclosed area)
a. fairground
El caballo que se escapó todavía debe de estar dentro del real de la feria.The horse that escaped must still be inside the fairground.
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real
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (verdadero)
a. real
2. (de la realeza)
a. royal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
3. (moneda)
a. real
4. (antes)
a. old Spanish coin worth one quarter of a peseta
5. (fig)
a.
no tener un realnot to have a penny to one's name
6. (fig)
a.
no valer un realto be worthless
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real
adjective
(verdadero) real
esta vez el dolor era real this time the pain was real; en la vida real in real life; la película está basada en hechos reales the film is based on real o actual events
real
adjective
1 (de la realeza) royal
la familia real the royal family; porque no me da la real gana because I don't damn well feel like it (familiar)
2 (espléndido) grand; splendid
una real hembra a fine figure of a woman
1 (also real de la feria) fairground
2 (Hist) army camp
asentar o sentar los reales (Mil) to set up camp; [+persona] to install o.s.
ha asentado sus reales en mi casa y de aquí no lo sacas he's installed himself in my house and you won't get him out of here
3 (Hist) (Economía) old Spanish coin of 25 céntimos, one quarter of a peseta
no tiene un real he hasn't a bean (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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