A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (container)
a. tank
Enrique llenó el tanque de combustible antes de salir a la carretera.Enrique filled the gas tank before the start of the trip.
2. (vehicle)
a. tanker
El tanque chocó contra un poste y provocó un derrame.The tanker hit a pole and caused a spill.
b. tank
Los tanques desfilaron por el centro de la ciudad en el Día de las Fuerzas Armadas.Tanks paraded through downtown on Armed Forces Day.
c. tanker truck
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El tanque aceleraba en anticipación de la cuesta adelante.The tanker truck accelerated in advance of the hill up ahead.
d. tanker lorry (United Kingdom)
La empresa contrató una flotilla de tanques para transportar el combustible desde la refinería hasta el barco.The company hired a fleet of tanker lorries to transport the fuel from the refinery to the ship.
3. (water deposit)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. reservoir
No ha llovido nada este verano, y por eso el tanque está casi vacío.It's barely rained this summer, so the reservoir is nearly empty.
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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. (military)
a. tank
2. (vehículo cisterna)
a. tanker
3. (depósito)
a. tank
4. (de cerveza)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. beer mug
1 (depósito) tank; reservoir; (Automóviles) tanker; tanker lorry
tanque de cerebros tanque de ideas think tank
2 (Mil) tank
3 (España) handbag; purse; (EEUU)
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