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"Feminine" is an adjective which is often translated as "femenino", and "masculine" is an adjective which is often translated as "masculino". Learn more about the difference between "feminine" and "masculine" below.
feminine(
feh
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mih
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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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masculine(
mahs
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kyu
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lihn
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (quality)
a. masculino
Masculine qualities aren't solely reserved for men.Las cualidades masculinas no son reservadas solamente para los hombres.
b. varonil
Her boyfriend is tall, handsome, and very masculine.Su novio es alto, guapo y muy varonil.
c. hombruno
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(when referring to women)
She's pretty masculine. I like a girl with more delicate features.Es bastante hombruna. Me gusta una chica que tenga rasgos más delicados.
2. (grammar)
a. masculino
Some German masculine nouns take case endings that do not follow the usual pattern.Algunos sustantivos masculinos del alemán toman desinencias que no siguen el modelo usual.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (grammar)
a. el masculino
(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 word "dentista" is the same in the masculine as it is in the feminine.La palabra "dentista" es igual en masculino que en femenino.
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