underworld

USAGE NOTE
This word is sometimes capitalized in the sense shown in 1).
underworld(
uhn
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duhr
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wuhrld
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (mythology)
a. el inframundo
(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).
(M)
According to Norse mythology, the goddess Hel ruled over the underworld.De acuerdo a la mitología nórdica, la diosa Hel reinaba en el inframundo.
The Greek goddess Persephone was condemned to live in the underworld.La diosa griega Perséfone fue condenada a vivir en el inframundo.
b. el infierno
(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).
(M)
There are many legends about the existence of the gates to the underworld.Hay muchas leyendas que hablan de la existencia de las puertas del infierno.
2. (criminal sphere)
a. el hampa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Unfortunately, this area of town is under the control of the drug trafficking underworld.Desafortunadamente, esta área de la ciudad esta controlada por el hampa del narcotráfico.
b. el bajo mundo
(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).
(M)
The young man got involved in the gambling underworld.El joven se involucró en el bajo mundo de las apuestas.
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underworld
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (in mythology)
a.
the Underworldel Hades
2. (of criminals)
a.
the underworldel hampa
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underworld [ˈʌndəwɜːld]
noun
1 (hell)
the underworld el infierno
2 (criminal)
the underworld el hampa
adjective
1 (Hadian) infernal
2 (criminal) [+organization] delictivo; [+personality] del mundo del hampa; [+connections] con el hampa
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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