A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (place)
a. shelter
Las bombas caían a nuestro alrededor mientras corríamos hacia el refugio.Bombs were falling around us while we ran towards the shelter.
b. refuge
Nos costó encontrar el refugio porque estaba escondido debajo de un acantilado.Finding the refuge wasn't easy because it was hidden underneath a cliff.
2. (center)
a. shelter
Hemos adoptado a un perro del refugio de animales.We have adopted a dog from the animal shelter.
3. (protection)
a. refuge
Buscaron refugio en este país, huyendo de la violencia desatada en el suyo.They sought refuge in this country, fleeing from the violence unleashed in theirs.
b. shelter
La cueva les servía de refugio contra el frío y la lluvia.The cave gave them shelter against the cold and the rain.
4. (support)
a. comfort
Su hermano fue un refugio para ella tras la muerte de su marido.Her brother was a comfort to her after the death of her husband.
5. (automobile)
a. traffic island
Estaba en el refugio, esperando a que pasaran los carros para poder cruzar.She was on the traffic island, waiting for the cars to go by so she could cross.
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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. (lugar)
a. shelter, refuge
refugio antiaéreoair-raid shelter
refugio atómiconuclear bunker
refugio de montañamountain shelter
refugio subterráneobunker, underground shelter
2. (amparo, consuelo)
a. refuge, comfort
3. (automotive)
a. traffic island
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1 (sitio) refuge; shelter
acogerse a un refugio to take refuge; (take) shelter;en in;
refugio alpino mountain hut
refugio antiaéreo air-raid shelter
refugio antiatómico refugio antinuclear refugio atómico fallout shelter
refugio de caza hunting lodge
refugio de montaña mountain hut
refugio fiscal tax shelter
La industria del [refugio fiscal] se convirtió en algo moribundo tras la Ley de Reforma Fiscal de 1986, pero vuelve ahora a la vida.
refugio nuclear fallout shelter
refugio subterráneo (Mil) underground shelter; dugout
2 (España) (Automóviles) street island
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