A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (device for weighing)
a. scales
Pesa la carne picada en la balanza de cocina.Measure the ground meat on the kitchen scales.
b. balance
El vendedor de pescado colocó el salmón sobre la balanza.The fishmonger put the salmon on the balance.
2. (finance)
a. balance
La balanza de pagos registró un déficit de seis millones de dólares.The balance of payments registered a deficit of six million dollars.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(favorable decision)
a. scales
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
El árbitro inclinó la balanza a favor del equipo local.The referee tipped the scales in favor of the local team.
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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. (báscula)
a. scales
balanza de cocinakitchen scales
balanza de precisiónprecision balance
la balanza se inclinó a nuestro favorthe balance o scales tipped in our favor
2. (finance)
balanza comercial/de pagosbalance of trade/payments
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1 (instrumento) scales
; (p)
(Química) balance
estar en la balanza to be in the balance
balanza de cocina kitchen scales
; (p)
balanza de cruz grocer's scales
; (p)
balanza de laboratorio precision scales
; (p)
balanza de muelle spring balance
balanza de precisión precision scales
; (p)
balanza romana steelyard
2 (Com) (Política) balance
balanza comercial balanza de pagos balance of payments
balanza de poder balanza política balance of power
balanza por cuenta corriente balance on current account
3 (sensatez) judgment
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