taboo
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taboo(
tah
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bu
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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. (proscribed subject)
a. el tabú
(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).
As an artist, she broke taboos surrounding women's bodies.Como artista, rompió los tabúes que rodeaban al cuerpo de la mujer.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (proscribed)
a. tabú
Sexuality long ago ceased to be a taboo subject in this country.La sexualidad dejó de ser tema tabú en este país hace años.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to place under a tabú)
a. convertir en tabú
We can't allow these hard-earned rights to be tabooed once more.No podemos dejar que estos derechos conseguidos con tanto esfuerzo se vean convertidos de nuevo en tabú.
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taboo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el tabú
(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).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (general)
a. tabú
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taboo
tabu
[təˈbuː]
adjective
(socially) tabú; (religiously) sagrado
the subject is taboo el asunto es tema tabú
noun
(social) tabú (m)
transitive verb
declarar tabú; prohibir
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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