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dowry
American English: /ˈdaʊ(ə)ri/
British English: /ˈdaʊ(ə)ri/

Translation of dowry in Spanish:

noun plural -ries

  • Example sentences
    • The bride brings a dowry to the marriage usually consisting of household goods and her own clothing.
    • Middle-class families needed capital and credit, and marriage had considerable importance in bringing in funds through dowries and marriage settlements, and giving access to credit networks.
    • In the past, marriages were arranged and women brought a dowry to the marriage.

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    onces

    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.