tuna
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tuna(
tu
-
nuh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el atún
(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).
We saw a school of tuna from the deck of the boat.Vimos una escuela de atún desde la cubierta del barco.
2. (culinary)
a. el atún
(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).
This sandwich has tuna; I asked for ham.Este sándwich tiene atún; había pedido jamón.
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tuna
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el atún
(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).
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tuna [ˈtjuːnə]
noun
tuna tunas (also tuna fish) atún (m)
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tuna
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tuna(
too
-
nah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
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 the guitar 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.
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tuna
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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tuna
(Botánica) prickly pear
tuna
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.
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Phrases with "tuna"
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tuna fish
el atún
tuna salad
la ensalada de atún
canned tuna
atún enlatado
tuna sandwich
el sándwich de atún
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