Quick answer
"Feminine" is an adjective which is often translated as "femenino", and "female" is a noun which is often translated as "la mujer". Learn more about the difference between "feminine" and "female" below.
feminine(
feh
-
mih
-
nihn
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to women)
a. femenino
These Valentino dresses are the most feminine I've ever seen.Estos vestidos de Valentino son los más femeninos que he visto nunca.
2. (womanlike)
a. femenino
My brother James has a very feminine voice.Mi hermano James tiene la voz muy femenina.
3. (grammar)
a. femenino
German has masculine, feminine, and neuter nouns.El alemán tiene sustantivos masculinos, femeninos y neutros.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (grammar)
a. el femenino
(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).
What's the feminine for "actor" in Spanish?¿Cuál es el femenino de "actor" en español?
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female(
fi
-
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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