terremoto
terremoto(
teh
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rreh
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moh
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toh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (natural disaster)
a. earthquake
Un terremoto destruyó gran parte del centro histórico.An earthquake destroyed a large part of the historical part of the city center.
b. quake
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Hubo un terremoto en San Francisco.There was a quake in San Francisco.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(menace)
a. terror
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Mi sobrina es un terremoto; siempre termina rompiendo algo cuando viene de visita.My niece is a terror; she always ends up breaking something when she visits.
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terremoto
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. earthquake
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
este niño es un terremotothis boy is a menace
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terremoto
earthquake
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