reservoir
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reservoir(
reh
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zuhr
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vwar
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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. (water storage)
a. el embalse
(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).
My friends and I always used to go down to swim in the reservoir.Mis amigos y yo siempre bajábamos a nadar al embalse.
b. la presa
(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 small reservoir can store one million cubic meters of water.La pequeña presa puede almacenar un millón de metros cúbicos de agua.
c. la represa
(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 town uses water from the reservoir to water the plants in the park.El ayuntamiento utiliza agua de la represa para regar las plantas del parque.
2. (receptacle)
a. el depósito
(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).
The fuel supply for the machine is stored in this external reservoir.El suministro de combustible para la máquina se guarda en este depósito externo.
b. el tanque
(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 collect rainwater in a reservoir in case the well runs dry.Recolectamos el agua de lluvia en un tanque por si se seca el pozo.
3. (supply)
a. 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).
Though he was a simple, peaceful hobbit, he turned out to have a hidden reservoir of courage.A pesar de ser un simple y pacífico hobbit, resultó que tenía escondida una reserva de valor.
b. la mina
(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 messenger summoned his last reservoir of strength to make it to the castle.El mensajero recurrió a su última mina de fuerza para llegar al castillo.
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reservoir
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (lake)
a. el embalse m, pantano
(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).
2. (fig)
a. el reserva f, cúmulo
(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).
(of strength, courage)
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reservoir [ˈrezəvwɑːʳ]
noun
1 (lake) embalse (m); represa (f); (LAm) (tank) depósito (m)
natural underground reservoir depósito (m) subterráneo natural
2 [of strength, experience] reserva (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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