zocalo
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zocalo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (square in a Mexican city)
a. el zócalo
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
There were local artisans selling their wares on the zocalo.Artesanos locales estaban vendiendo su mercancía en el zócalo.
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zócalo
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zócalo(
soh
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kah
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loh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (mopboard)
a. baseboard
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Voy a pintar las paredes de azul y el zócalo de blanco.I'll paint the walls blue and the baseboard white.
b. skirting board (United Kingdom)
La unión entre la pared y el piso quedará oculta bajo el zócalo.The joint formed by the wall and the floor will be covered with a skirting board.
2. (pedestal)
a. base
Dos vándalos tumbaron la estatua y pintaron el zócalo con aerosol.Two vandals toppled the statue and spray-painted the base.
b. plinth
El busto de cerámica fue colocado sobre un zócalo.The ceramic bust was placed on a plinth.
3. (public space)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. main square
No pudimos ir a la feria de arte en el zócalo porque llovió.We couldn't visit the art fair at the main square because it rained.
Zócalo
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
4. (main square)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. Zocalo
El desfile del Día de los Muertos atrajo miles de personas al Zócalo.The Day of the Dead parade attracted thousands of people to the Zocalo.
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zócalo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de pared)
a. skirting board (United Kingdom)
b. baseboard
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
2. (de edificio, pedestal)
a. plinth
3. (pedestal)
a. pedestal
b. main square
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
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zócalo
1 (Archit) (pedestal) plinth; base
2 [de pared] skirting board; baseboard; (EEUU)
3 (México) (plaza) main square; (bulevar) walk; boulevard; (parque) park
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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