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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (action of sipping)
a. sip
¿Está bueno tu smoothie? - Sí. ¿Quieres un sorbo?Is your smoothie good? - Yes. Do you want a sip?
¿Me dejas darle un sorbo a tu refresco?Would you let me take a sip of your soda?
2. (swig)
a. mouthful
El doctor me recomendó hacer gárgaras con un sorbo de agua con sal.The doctor recommended gargling with a mouthful of salt water.
b. swallow
Se tomó un sorbo de café caliente y casi se quemó el esófago.He took a swallow of hot coffee and nearly burned his esophagus.
c. gulp
Tenía tanta sed que se tomó toda el agua de un sorbo.He was so thirsty that he drank all the water in one gulp.
3. (small amount of liquid)
a. sip
Solo queda un sorbo de agua en la botella.There is only a sip of water left in the bottle.
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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. (acción)
a. gulp, swallow
2. (pequeño)
a. sip
beber a sorbosto sip
3. (trago)
a. mouthful
4. (pequeño)
a. sip
5. (cantidad pequeña)
a. drop
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(al beber) (trago pequeño) sip; (trago grande) gulp; swallow
un sorbo de té a sip of tea; beber a sorbos to sip; de un sorbo in one gulp; tomar de un sorbo to down in one; drink in one gulp
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