Translation of cuadra in English:
nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 1 [Equit] stable, stables (plural) el ganador es de la cuadra Giménez the winner is from the Giménez stable o/or stables tienen el cuarto que parece una cuadra [familiar/colloquial] their room looks like a pigsty [familiar/colloquial]
- 2 (América Latina/Latin America) 2.1 (distancia entre dos esquinas) block el museo queda a dos cuadras de aquí the museum is two blocks from here 2.2 [Agricultura/Agriculture][ measurement of agricultural land ]
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