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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (unit of measurement)
a. meter
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La playa está a cien metros de mi casa.The beach is a hundred meters from my house.
b. metre (United Kingdom)
El Burj Khalifa es el rascacielos más alto del mundo con 828 metros de altura.Burj Khalifa is the tallest skyscraper in the world with a height of 828 metres.
2. (transport)
a. metro
Yo siempre ando en metro al trabajo porque es más económico.I always take the metro to work because it is cheaper.
b. subway
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Puedes tomar el metro directo desde el aeropuerto al centro.You can take the subway directly from the airport to downtown.
c. underground (United Kingdom)
Mira en el mapa si esa línea de metro pasa por esta estación.Check on the map to see if that underground line passes through this station.
d. tube (United Kingdom)
El metro se satura durante la hora punta y las estaciones se abarrotan de viajeros.The tube is very busy during rush hour, and stations are overcrowded with commuters.
3. (measuring instrument)
a. ruler
El explorador dibujó su ruta en el mapa con un metro y un lápiz.The explorer drew his route on the map with a ruler and a pencil.
b. rule
Usa un metro para hacer líneas rectas.Use a rule for your straight lines.
c. tape measure
El sastre midió la cintura, el pecho y las caderas de la modelo con un metro.The tailor measured the waist, chest, and hips of the model with a tape measure.
4. (literature)
a. meter
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El metro de una línea de poesía se establece por el número de sílabas acentuadas.The meter of a line of poetry is established by the number of stressed syllables.
b. metre (United Kingdom)
La rima y el metro de un soneto deben ser fácil de encontrar.The rhyme and meter of a sonnet should be easy to find.
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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. (unidad)
a. meter
metro cuadrado/cúbicosquare/cubic meter
metros por segundometers per second
2. (transporte)
a. underground (United Kingdom)
b. subway
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
3. (cinta métrica)
a. tape measure
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1 (medida) metre; meter; (EEUU)
metros por segundo metres per second; mide tres metros de largo it's three metres long; vender algo por metros to sell sth by the metre
metro cuadrado square metre
metro cúbico cubic metre
note See culture box in entry kilo.
2 (regla) rule; ruler; (cinta métrica) tape measure
3 (Literat) metre; meter; (EEUU)
underground; tube; subway; (EEUU)
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