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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. (fine arts)
a. theater
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Le interesa el teatro desde que era niño.He's been interested in theater ever since he was a boy.
b. theatre (United Kingdom)
Salvador es crítico de teatro en Londres.Salvador's a theatre critic in London.
c. the stage
Ya decidí que voy a dedicar mi vida al teatro.I have decided to dedicate my life to the stage.
2. (building)
a. theater
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El nuevo espectáculo se estrena en el teatro esta noche.The new show debuts at the theater tonight.
b. theatre (United Kingdom)
La arquitectura del teatro muestra claramente la influencia gótica.The theatre's architecture clearly shows Gothic influence.
3. (genre)
a. drama
Estamos estudiando el teatro del Siglo de Oro.We're studying Golden Age drama.
4. (cinema)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. cinema
El director ha ganado muchos premios de prestigio en teatro.The director has won many prestigious awards in cinema.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(place of action)
a. theater
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Nuestro pueblo fue teatro de guerra durante la lucha para la independencia.Our village was a theater of war during the struggle for independence.
b. theater (United Kingdom)
¿Qué país fue el teatro de acción principal durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial?What country was the main theatre of action during World War II?
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(exaggerated behavior)
a. fuss
Juanito siempre le echa mucho teatro cuando su mamá le dice que se tiene que dormir.Johnny always makes a huge fuss when his mom tells him it's time to go to sleep.
b. act
¿Cómo es que el árbitro no ve que esa caída fue puro teatro?How can the referee not see that that fall was just an act?
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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. (espectáculo, edificio)
a. theater
teatro experimentalfringe theater
teatro líricoopera and light opera
2. (fingimiento)
a. play-acting
hacer teatroto playact
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1 (gen) theatre; theater; (EEUU) (escenario) stage
el teatro es mi vocación
escribir para el teatro to write for the stage; en el teatro es una persona muy distinta she's a very different person on the stage; hacer que se venga abajo el teatro to bring the house down
teatro amateur teatro de aficionados amateur theatre; amateur dramatics
teatro de calle street theatre
teatro del absurdo theatre of the absurd
teatro de la ópera opera house
teatro de repertorio repertory theatre
teatro de títeres puppet theatre
teatro de variedades variety theatre; music hall; vaudeville theater; (EEUU)
2 (Literat) (género) drama; (obras de teatro) plays
; (p)
el teatro del siglo XVIII 18th century theatre o drama; el teatro de Cervantes Cervantes's plays
3 [de suceso] scene; (Mil) theatre; theater; (EEUU)
teatro de guerra theatre of war
teatro de operaciones theatre of operations
4 (exageración)
hacer teatro (alborotar) to make a fuss; (exagerar) to exaggerate; tiene mucho teatro he's always so melodramatic
5 (Latinoamérica) (cine) cinema; movies
; (p)
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