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"Nochebuena" is a form of "nochebuena", a noun which is often translated as "poinsettia". "Navidad" is a proper noun which is often translated as "Christmas". Learn more about the difference between "nochebuena" and "Navidad" below.
nochebuena(
noh
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cheh
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bweh
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nah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (botany)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. poinsettia
Adornamos la casa por dentro y por fuera con nochebuenas en la temporada navideña.We decorate the house inside and out with poinsettias during the Christmas season.
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Navidad(
nah
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bee
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dahd
)
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (holiday)
a. Christmas
Les deseo una Feliz Navidad.I wish you all a Merry Christmas.
2. (festive period)
a. Christmas
Vamos a pasar Navidad en Valencia.We're going to spend Christmas in Valencia.
Navidades
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (festive period)
a. Christmas
Vamos a pasar las Navidades con mis suegros.We're going to spend Christmas with my in-laws.
b. Christmastime
¿Cómo sueles pasar las Navidades?How do you usually spend Christmastime?
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