A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (railways)
a. rail
Los rieles de las vías estaban mal alineados, y el tren descarriló.The rails of the tracks were misaligned, and the train derailed.
2. (metal bar)
a. rail
No puedo correr las cortinas porque el riel está roto.I can't draw the curtains because the rail is broken.
b. rod
Quiero pintar el riel de esta ventana para que haga juego con la pared.I want to paint the curtain rod over this window so it matches the wall.
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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. (de vía)
a. rail
2. (de cortina)
a. (curtain) rail
1 (Ferro) rail
rieles rails; track
; (s)
2 (Técnica) ingot
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