spectacles

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spectacles(
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kuhlz
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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (optics)
a. las gafas
(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).
(F)
Joe looks very professorial in his wire-rimmed spectacles.Joe parece un profesor con sus gafas de montura de alambre.
b. los anteojos
(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).
(M)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Chris needs to wear spectacles in order to read.Chris debe usar anteojos para poder leer.
c. los lentes
(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).
(M)
, las lentes
(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).
(F)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Estefania has used spectacles since she was a baby due to her farsightedness.Estefanía ha usado lentes desde que era bebé debido a su hipermetropía.
spectacle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
2. (dramatic public display)
a. el espectáculo
(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).
(M)
Last night's lightning storm was a beautiful spectacle.La tormenta eléctrica de anoche fue un espectáculo hermoso.
3. (entertainment)
a. el espectáculo
(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).
(M)
There's going to be a wild spectacle of drumming and dancing at the university theater this Thursday.Un espectáculo desenfrenado de tambores y baile tendrá lugar en el teatro universitario este jueves.
4. (embarrassing event)
a. el espectáculo
(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).
(M)
I hope our team will spare us the sad spectacle of a new defeat at home.Espero que nuestro equipo nos evite el triste espectáculo de una nueva derrota como locales.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Marcia made a spectacle of herself wearing that white dress at Lili's wedding.Marcia hizo el ridículo poniéndose ese vestido blanco en la boda de Lili.
Stop drinking - you're making a spectacle of yourself!Ya deja de beber - ¡estás haciendo el ridículo!
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spectacle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (show, sight)
a. el espectáculo
(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).
(M)
to make a spectacle of oneselfdar el espectáculo, dar el número
spectaclesgafas lentes fpl,, anteojos mpl
a pair of spectaclesunas gafas
spectacle caseestuche m de gafas
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spectacle [ˈspektəkl]
noun
1 espectáculo (m)
a sad spectacle un triste espectáculo; to make a spectacle of o.s. hacer el ridículo; ponerse en ridículo
2 spectacles gafas (f); lentes (m); (LAm) anteojos (m); (LAm)
a pair of spectacles unas gafas
to see everything through rose-coloured or rose-tinted spectacles verlo todo color de rosa
modifier
spectacle case (n) estuche (m) de gafas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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