refuge
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refuge(
reh
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fyuj
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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. (shelter)
a. el refugio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There's snow everywhere outside, but inside our refuge on the mountain, we're warm and cozy.Hay nieve por todas partes afuera, pero dentro de nuestro refugio en la montaña, estamos abrigados y a gusto.
b. el albergue
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We stayed in a rustic refuge for travelers in the Italian Alps.Nos quedamos en un albergue rústico para viajeros en los Alpes italianos.
2. (women's shelter)
a. la casa de acogida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The Magdalena House is a refuge for battered mothers.La Casa Magdalena es una casa de acogida para madres maltratadas.
b. la casa de refugio
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Iris stayed in a refuge for three months after leaving her abusive husband.Iris se quedó en una casa de refugio por tres meses después de dejar a su esposo abusador.
3. (wildlife shelter)
a. el refugio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Seth went to work in a tiger refuge in Asia after graduating with a degree in zoology.Seth se fue a trabajar en un refugio de tigres en Asia después de hacer una licenciatura en zoología.
b. la reserva
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Virginia volunteered at a gorilla refuge in Cameroon for a month.Virginia trabajó como voluntaria en una reserva de gorilas en Camerún durante un mes.
4. (protection)
a. el refugio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Many Spaniards found refuge in Mexico during the Civil War.Muchos españoles encontraron refugio en México durante la Guerra Civil.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
More than 43 million years ago, when tropical forests covered Texas, primates took refuge there.Hace más de 43 millones de años, cuando la selva tropical cubría Texas, unos primates se refugiaron allí.
Most of those seeking refuge from the war are children.La mayoría de los que se refugian de la guerra son niños.
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refuge
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (from danger, weather)
a. el refugio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to seek refugebuscar refugio
to take refugerefugiarse
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refuge [ˈrefjuːdʒ]
noun
(shelter) refugio (m); (shelter for climbers) albergue (m); (hut) albergue (m); amparo (m); abrigo (m)
God is my refuge Dios es mi amparo; to seek refuge buscar refugio; buscar dónde guarecerse; to take refuge ponerse al abrigo; guarecerse; to take refuge in sth refugiarse en algo; recurrir a algo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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take refuge
refugiarse
wildlife refuge
reserva natural
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