A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (sound)
a. crack
Cuando Aníbal se subió a la silla, oyó un trique, y a continuación toda la silla se desarmó.When Anibal climbed on the chair, he heard a crack, and then the whole chair fell apart.
2. (game)
Regionalism used in Colombia
Regionalism used in Cuba
a. tic-tac-toe
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡Juguemos al trique! - No. ¡Siempre ganas tú!Let's play tic-tac-toe! - No, you always win!
b. noughts and crosses (United Kingdom)
Nunca jugué al trique. - ¡Ay, es tan fácil! Solo tienes que poner tres X o tres 0 alineados.I've never played noughts and crosses. - Oh, it's so easy! You just have to get three Xs or three 0s in a row.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (stuff)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. things
¿Por qué están tus triques todavía aquí? ¡Te dije que los pusieras en su sitio!Why are your things still here? I told you to put them away!
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1 (ruido) crack; sharp noise; swish
a cada trique at every moment; repeatedly
3 (And) (México) (truco) trick; dodge
4 triques (México) things; gear
; (s)
odds and ends;
(And) (Centroamérica) (juego) noughts and crosses; tic tac toe; (EEUU)
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