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camouflage

camouflage(
kah
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muh
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flazh
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (military)
a. el camuflaje
(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)
The troops covered the trenches with boards and put turf on top, which provided excellent camouflage.Las tropas taparon las trincheras con tablas y pusieron tepes encima, que proporcionaban un camuflaje excelente.
2. (animal)
a. el camuflaje
(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)
The arctic hare's white fur is the perfect camouflage against the snow.La piel blanca de la liebre ártica es el camuflaje perfecto en la nieve.
3. (disguise)
a. el camuflaje
(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)
He uses the company credit card as camouflage for his illicit business deals.Utiliza la tarjeta de crédito de la empresa como camuflaje para sus negocios ilícitos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (military)
a. camuflar
The soldiers camouflaged the army vehicles with nets and leafy branches.Los soldados camuflaron los vehículos del ejército con redes y ramas frondosas.
b. camuflajear
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Military installations were camouflaged by painting them black, brown, and green.Camuflajearon las instalaciones militares pintándolas de negro, marrón y verde.
5. (animal)
a. camuflar
The female's brown and gray markings help to camouflage her as she sits on the nest.Las manchas marrones y grises de la hembra ayudan a camuflarla cuando está en el nido.
b. camuflajear
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The chicks are perfectly camouflaged to blend in with their surroundings.Los pollos están perfectamente camuflajeados para mimetizarse con su entorno.
6.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to disguise)
a. camuflar
The immaculate make-up and elegant suits camouflage a woman who is in fact quite shy.El maquillaje impecable y los trajes elegantes camuflan a una mujer que es, de hecho, bastante tímida.
b. camuflajear
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Rural immigrants found it necessary to camouflage their origins by wearing city clothes.Los inmigrantes del campo encontraban que era necesario vestirse como citadinos para camuflajear su origen.
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camouflage
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (also fig)
a. el camuflaje
(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)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (also fig)
a. camuflar
camouflage [ˈkæməflɑːʒ]
noun
camuflaje (m)
transitive verb
camuflar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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