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"Female" is a noun which is often translated as "la mujer", and "male" is an adjective which is often translated as "masculino". Learn more about the difference between "female" and "male" below.
female(
fi
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meyl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (human)
a. la mujer
(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).
Who was the first female to serve on the Supreme Court?¿Quién fue la primera mujer elegida para servir en la Corte Suprema?
2. (animals)
a. la hembra
(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).
The females of that species are much larger than the males.Las hembras de esa especie son mucho más grandes que los machos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (relating to women)
a. femenino
There aren't enough action movies told from a female point of view.No hay suficientes películas de acción narradas desde un punto de vista femenino.
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male(
meyl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (gender)
a. masculino (human)
The male population of the city has decreased.La población masculina de la ciudad ha disminuido.
b. macho (animal)
Male penguins give pebbles to their mates as gifts.Los pingüinos machos les dan guijarros a sus compañeras como regalos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (gender)
a. el varón
(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).
(human)
Is the baby male or female?¿El bebé es varón o hembra?
b. el hombre
(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).
(human)
They are looking for single males to interview for a study.Buscan hombres solteros para entrevistar para un estudio.
c. el macho
(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).
(animal)
All of the males in the herd will migrate north soon.Todos los machos del rebaño pronto emigrarán al norte.
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