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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. (of child, country)
a. el atraso
(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).
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backwardness [ˈbækwədnɪs]
[of country] atraso (m)
I was astonished at the backwardness of our country at the time
[of person] (socially) timidez (f); (mentally) retraso (m)
...her backwardness in practical and physical activities
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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