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Petardo

Fuegos artificiales

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 12/26/2012
Word: Petardo
pe-TAR-do
English: Firecracker
Etymology: Del fr. pétard
Meaning: 3. m. Tubo de cualquier materia no muy resistente que se rellena de pólvora u otro explosivo y se liga y ataca convenientemente para que, al darle fuego, se produzca una detonación considerable.
Topic:Fuegos artificiales
Example:

Un niño tiró un petardo y asomó el rostro, encaramándose a la reja.

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