A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (utensil for sewing)
a. needle
Hay que tener una mano estable para enhebrar una aguja.You need a steady hand to thread a needle.
2. (syringe)
a. needle
Odio vacunarme porque le tengo miedo a las agujas.I hate getting vaccinated because I'm scared of needles.
3. (of a clock)
a. hand
Cuando la aguja grande alcance el seis, serán las tres y media.When the big hand reaches the six, it will be three thirty.
4. (of a compass)
a. pointer
Si la aguja de la brújula apunta hacia el norte significa que estamos al este.If the compass's pointer is pointing north, that means we're east.
5. (of a record player)
a. stylus
La aguja del tocadiscos lleva meses rota.The record player's stylus has been broken for months.
b. needle
La aguja sigue el surco del disco y eso es lo que crea el sonido.The needle follows the groove of the disc, and that's what makes the sound.
6. (steeple)
a. spire
La catedral tiene seis agujas que apuntan hacia el cielo.The cathedral has six spires that point towards the sky.
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1. (de coser, jeringuilla)
a. needle
2. (de hacer punto)
a. knitting needle
3. (de tocadiscos)
a. stylus, needle
es como buscar una aguja en un pajarit's like looking for a needle in a haystack
aguja de ganchillocrochet hook
aguja hipodérmicahypodermic needle
aguja de puntoknitting needle
4. (de reloj)
a. hand
5. (de brújula)
a. pointer
6. (de iglesia)
a. spire
7. (de conífera)
a. needle
aguja de pinopine needle
8. (railroad)
a. point
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1 (Cos) (Med) needle; [de sombrero] hatpin
darle a la aguja to shoot up (muy_familiar)
buscar una aguja en un pajar to look for a needle in a haystack
aguja capotera darning needle
aguja de arria (Latinoamérica) pack needle
aguja de hacer punto knitting needle
aguja de marear compass; compass needle
conocer la aguja de marear to know one's way around
aguja de media aguja de tejer (Latinoamérica) knitting needle
aguja de zurcir darning needle
aguja hipodérmica hypodermic needle
aguja imantada aguja magnética compass; compass needle
2 (indicador) [de reloj] hand; (Técnica) pointer; hand; (Mil) firing pin; [de tocadiscos] stylus; needle
tumbar la aguja (Automóviles) to step on the gas (familiar); go full out
3 (Latinoamérica) (Agr) (estaca) fence post
aguja de pino (Botánica) pine needle
5 (chapitel) spire; steeple
6 agujas (Culin) (costillas) shoulder
; (s)
; (s)
7 agujas (Ferro) points; switch
; (s) (EEUU)
8 (pez) garfish
9 (Centroamérica) (México) (carne) beef
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