maquis

USAGE NOTE
The plural of “maquis” is “maquis” in the sense shown in 2).
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (guerrilla movement)
a. Maquis (in France)
Bandas de guerrilleros franceses lucharon como parte del Maquis durante la ocupación alemana.French guerrilla groups fought as part of the Maquis during the German occupation.
b. resistance movement (in Spain)
Mi tío Manuel se unió al maquis para luchar contra Franco.My uncle Manuel joined the resistance movement to fight against Franco.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (guerrilla)
a. maquis
Varios maquis franceses murieron en un enfrentamiento con la gendarmería.Several French Maquis died in a confrontation with the gendarmerie.
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maquis
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. guerrilla
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maquis
(movimiento) resistance movement; maquis; (persona) member of the resistance; maquis
una maestra enamorada de un maquis después de la guerra con esa pistola ningún maquis le daba miedo
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