A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (intense activity)
a. hustle and bustle
A mí me gusta el ajetreo de las grandes ciudades, pero a mi esposa le gusta más la tranquilidad del campo.I like the hustle and bustle of big cities, but my wife likes the peace and quiet of the country.
La casita queda a solo cinco minutos a pie del ajetreo del pueblo principal de la isla.The cottage is only a five-minute walk away from the hustle and bustle of the island's main town.
b. bustle
En el ajetreo de la estación nos perdimos de vista.In the bustle at the train station we lost sight of each other.
c. coming and going
Tuve que ir a una biblioteca porque el ajetreo en casa era insoportable.I had to go to a library because I couldn't stand all the coming and going at home.
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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. (gestiones, molestias)
a. running around, hard work
2. (actividad)
a. (hustle and) bustle
(actividad) hustle and bustle; (labor) drudgery; hard work
es un continuo ajetreo there's constant coming and going
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