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See the entry fortuna.
Presentél/ella/ustedconjugation oftunar.
Affirmative imperativeconjugation oftunar.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (music)
a. student music group
Los miembros de la tuna tocaban la guitarra mientras cantaban una copla.The members of the student music group played guitars as they sang a popular song.
2. (fruit)
a. prickly pear
Ten cuidado con la parte exterior de una tuna y utiliza unas pinzas para agarrarla.Be careful with the outside part of a prickly pear, and use a pair of tongs to grab the fruit.
3. (botany)
a. prickly pear
Tras plantar una tuna solo tienes que regarla cada dos o tres semanas.After planting a prickly pear you only have to water it every two or three weeks.
4. (animal)
Regionalism used in Honduras
Regionalism used in Panama
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. tuna
Me tomé una foto con la tuna que pesqué.I took a picture with the tuna I caught.
5. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Honduras
Regionalism used in Panama
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. tuna
Tengo tuna y pargo. Hagamos sushi.I have tuna and snapper. Let's make some sushi.
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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. (agrupación)
a. group of student minstrels
2. (planta)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. prickly pear
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(Botánica) prickly pear
1 (España) (Música)
tuna estudiantina student music group
2 (vida picaresca) rogue's life; vagabond life; merry life
correr la tuna to have a good time; live it up (familiar)
3 (Centroamérica) (embriaguez) drunkenness
Tunas, also known as estudiantinas, are groups of students dressed in 17th century costumes who play guitars, lutes and tambourines and who used to go serenading through the streets. More recently, they have been known for making impromptu appearances at weddings and parties singing traditional Spanish songs, often of a bawdy nature, in exchange for drinks or some money.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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