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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (military)
a. army
Se firmó el tratado de paz antes de que las tropas llegaran a la capital.The peace treaty was signed before the army reached the capital.
b. troops
Las tropas se quedaron sin víveres y tuvieron que frenar su avance.The troops ran out of supplies, making them halt.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
2. (military)
a. troop
La tropa invadió el territorio enemigo.The troop invaded enemy territory.
b. rank and file
La tropa está en constante entrenamiento.The rank and file is in constant training.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. troop
Había una tropa de gente esperando afuera.There was a troop of people waiting outside.
b. horde
La tropa se está manifestando en contra de la guerra.The hordes are protesting against the war.
4. (cattle) (Southern Cone)
a. herd
El pastor guiaba a la tropa hacia la colina.The shepherd guided his herd up the hill.
b. flock
La tropa de cabras iba de regreso a la granja.The flock of goats was returning to the farm.
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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. (military)
a. rank and file
2. (ejército)
a. troops
tropas de asaltoassault troops, storm troops
tropas de choqueshock troops
tropas mecanizadasmechanized troops
tropas de refrescofresh troops
3. (colloquial)
a. troop, flock
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1 (Mil) (soldados rasos) rank and file; ordinary soldiers
; (p)
(ejército) army
las tropas the troops; ser de tropa to be in the army
tropas de asalto tropa de choque storm troops
2 (multitud) crowd; troop; mob; troop
3 (Latinoamérica) (Agr) flock; herd
4 (S. Cone) (vehículos) stream of vehicles; (coches) line of cars; (carros) line of carts
5 (México) (maleducado) rude person; (Caribe) (tonto) dope (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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