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"Cambridge" is a proper noun which is often translated as "Cambridge", and "ma" is a noun which is often translated as "la mamá". Learn more about the difference between "Cambridge" and "ma" below.
Cambridge
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (general)
a. Cambridge
Have you ever been to Cambridge? - No, but I have a friend who studies in that college town.¿Alguna vez has estado en Cambridge? - No, pero tengo un amigo que estudia en esa ciudad universitaria.
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ma(
ma
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la mamá
(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).
My ma is always there for me.Mi mamá siempre está cuando la necesito.
MA
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
2. (Master of Arts)
a. la maestría
(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).
My mom has an MA in English.Mi mamá tiene una maestría en inglés.
b. el máster
(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).
The university offers a one-year MA program.La universidad ofrece un programa de máster de un año.
3. (U.S. state)
a. Massachusetts
I sent a letter to the office in Boston, MA.Envié una carta a la oficina en Boston, Massachusetts.
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