toldo

toldo(
tohl
-
doh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (shade or shelter)
a. awning (over a storefront)
Los toldos de las tiendas nos ayudaron a librarnos de una buena solanera.The store awnings helped us avoid the scorching sunshine.
b. canopy (over an area)
La terraza del bar tiene un toldo que sirve de sombra.The bar terrace has a canopy which offers shade.
c. sunshade (on the beach)
Instalamos un toldo en la playa para pasar todo el día allí sin quemarnos.We put up a sunshade on the beach to spend the whole day there without getting burned.
2. (party venue)
a. tent
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Vino tanta gente a la fiesta que el toldo quedó demasiado pequeño para todos.The party was so crowded that the tent was too small to fit everyone in.
b. marquee (United Kingdom)
El banquete de la boda se celebró bajo un precioso toldo blanco en el jardín.The wedding banquet took place under a beautiful white marquee in the garden.
3. (cover)
a. tarpaulin
El toldo del camión evitó que la carga se calara con el chaparrón.The truck's tarpaulin stopped the cargo from getting soaked in the downpour.
4. (sunshine roof)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. hood
Me gusta llevar el toldo de mi carro descapotable en los días soleados.I like to keep the hood of my convertible down on sunny days.
b. top
El coche de alquiler tenía un toldo que nos mantuvo frescos aquel verano.The car we rented had a top that kept us cool that summer.
5. (shack) (Andes) (Southern Cone)
a. hut
La gente de estas montañas vive en los toldos típicos de adobe.The mountain people here live in traditional adobe huts.
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toldo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (de tienda)
a. awning
2. (de playa)
a. sunshade
toldo
1 (en tienda, balcón) awning; (en la playa) sunshade; (para fiesta) marquee; garden tent; (EEUU) (para tapar) tarpaulin
2 (México) (Automóviles) hood; top; (EEUU)
3 (And) (S. Cone) (choza) Indian hut; (México) (tienda) tent
4 (And) (Caribe) (mosquitera) mosquito net
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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