A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (electricity)
a. bulb
¿Cuántas bombillas lleva cada plafón?How many bulbs go in each fixture?
b. light bulb
Se fundió una bombilla.A light bulb burned out.
2. (straw)
a. tube for drinking mate
La bombilla tiene un filtro en la base para que no tragues las hojas.The tube for drinking mate has a filter on the base so you don't swallow the leaves.
b. bombilla
Mira la bombilla que compré cuando fui a Argentina.Look at the bombilla I bought when I went to Argentina.
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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. (de lámpara)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. light bulb
2. (para mate) (River Plate)
a. tube for drinking maté
3. (cucharón)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. ladle
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1 (Electricidad y Eléctronica) bulb; light bulb
se le encendió la bombilla (se dio cuenta) the penny dropped; (tuvo una idea genial) he had a brilliant idea
bombilla de flash bombilla fusible flash bulb
2 (Náutica) ship's lantern
3 (S. Cone) (tubito) tube for drinking maté; (pajita) drinking straw
4 (México) (cuchara) ladle
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