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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (close relationship)
a. brotherhood (between men)
Su hermandad se vio fortalecida cuando tuvieron que cuidar a su padre enfermo.Their brotherhood strengthened when they had to look after their sick father.
b. fraternity (between men)
Por más que sus padres lo intentaron, Marcos y Lucas jamás tuvieron un sentimiento de hermandad.Despite their parents' efforts, Marcos and Lucas never had a sense of fraternity.
c. sisterhood (between women)
Mi hermanita vive en el extranjero, pero nuestra hermandad nunca desapareció.My little sister lives abroad, but our sisterhood never died.
2. (union)
a. association
La hermandad de pescadores organizó un concurso de pesca.The association of fishermen held a fishing competition.
3. (religious)
a. brotherhood
El hermano Lorenzo se convirtió en el líder de la hermandad de clérigos y sacerdotes.Brother Lorenzo became the leader of the brotherhood of clerics and priests.
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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. (asociación)
a. association
2. (religion)
a. brotherhood
3. (de mujeres)
a. sisterhood
4. (amistad)
a. intimacy, close friendship
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1 (grupo) [de hombres] brotherhood; fraternity; [de mujeres] sisterhood
Santa Hermandad (Hist) rural police 15th to 19th centuries; (15th to 19th centuries)
2 (sindicato) association
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