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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. (shortened form)
b. el acortamiento
(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 first time she saw the word "yurt" she thought it was an abbreviation for "yogurt."La primera vez que vio la palabra "yurt" pensó que era un acortamiento de "yogurt".
2. (act of shortening)
a. la abreviación
The word "soccer" comes from the abbreviation of the word "association" in the 19th century.La palabra "soccer" viene de la abreviación de la palabra "asociación" en el siglo XIX.
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