solera

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solera(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (pole)
a. prop
El tejado del patio está construido sobre una solera.The patio's tile roof is built on a prop.
b. support
Solo una buena solera con concreto soportará el peso del techo.Only a good support with concrete will hold the weight of the roof.
2. (slab)
a. plinth
La solera tiene que estar bien construida para soportar la columna.The plinth has to be well built in order to support the column.
3. (lowest part of a canal)
a. bottom
Me asomé y vi algo brillante en la solera del drenaje.I leaned over and saw something bright at the bottom of the drain.
4. (custom)
a. tradition
La comida de este restaurante en Madrid tiene sus raices inmersos en la solera.I'd like to eat at a restaurant in Madrid that has its roots steeped in tradition.
b. character
El centro de la ciudad todavía tiene mucha solera de la época de independencia.The city's downtown still has a lot of character from the era of independence.
5. (border of a sidewalk)
a. curb
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Me tropecé con la solera cuando me bajé del autobús escolar.I tripped over the curb when I got off the school bus.
b. kerb (United Kingdom)
El policía de tránsito me pidió que moviera el auto más cerca de la solera.The traffic cop asked me to move the car closer to the kerb.
6. (clothing) (Southern Cone)
a. sundress
Mi abuela me cosió una solera para que la llevara durante el verano.My grandmother sewed me a sundress to wear in the summer.
7. (bedding)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. undersheet
Pusimos una solera debajo del edredón de nuestro hijo por si se hiciera pipi en la cama.We placed an undersheet under our son's comforter in case he wet the bed.
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solera
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (tradición)
a. tradition
vino de soleravintage wine
2. (de acera)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. curb (United Kingdom)
b. curb
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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solera
1 (tradición) tradition
este es país de solera celta this is a country with a long-established Celtic tradition; vino de solera vintage wine; es un barrio con solera it is a typically Spanish etc quarter; es de solera de médicos he comes from a line of doctors
2 (objeto) (de apoyo) prop; support; (para saltar) plinth
3 [de cuneta] bottom
4 (piedra de molino) lower millstone
5 (México) (baldosa) flagstone
6 (S. Cone) [de acera] kerb; curb; (EEUU)
Sherry does not have a specific vintage since it is a mixture of the vintages from different years; the solera method is used to ensure uniformity of quality. In the bodega (cellar) the casks are arranged in horizontal rows, with the bottom row, known as the solera, containing the oldest wine. When part of this is bottled, the casks are replenished with wine from the row immediately above, which in turn is refilled with wine from the next row, and so on.
note See culture box in entry jerez.
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