A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (place to eat)
a. canteen (in a factory)
No me gusta la comida que sirven en la cantina, así que traigo mi propio emparedado al trabajo cada día.I don't like the food they serve in the canteen, so I bring my own sandwich to work every day.
b. cafeteria
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Si cada estudiante usara una bandeja para llevar su almuerzo, la cantina sería mucho más limpia.If every student used a tray to carry their lunch, the cafeteria would be much cleaner.
c. mess hall (military)
Todos los soldados corrieron a la cantina para ver lo que se serviría para la cena.The soldiers all ran to the mess hall to see what would be served for dinner.
d. snack bar
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Voy a irme a la cantina para un bocado rápido.I'm just going to stop at the snack bar for a quick bite to eat.
e. refectory (at a church or university)
¿Te gustaría acompañarme para almorzar en la cantina después de clase?Would you like to join me for lunch in the refectory after class?
f. buffet
Hoy no comí antes de subir al tren, así que compré un boleto para la cantina.I didn't eat lunch today before boarding, so I bought a ticket for the buffet.
2. (tavern)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. bar
¿Qué tal si vamos a esa cantina? Podemos comer comida decente y también beber cervezas allí.How about we go to that bar? We can eat decent food and drink beers there.
3. (home appliance) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Colombia
a. milk churn
Después de horas detrás de la cantina, Ana obtuvo tres libras de mantequilla como fruto de su esfuerzo.After hours behind the milk churn, Ana had three pounds of butter to show for her efforts.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (knapsack)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. saddlebags (plural)
El ranchero tomó sus binoculares desde las cantinas para ver lo que había al otro lado del campo.The rancher pulled his binoculars from his saddlebags to see what was on the other side of the field.
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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 soldados)
a. mess
2. (en fábrica)
a. canteen
3. (en estación de tren)
a. buffet
1 (Ferro) buffet; refreshment car; (Mil) etc canteen; cafeteria; (EEUU) (café-bar) snack bar; (Latinoamérica) bar; saloon; (S. Cone) (restaurante) cheap restaurant
2 (bodega) wine cellar
3 (para llevar comida) hamper; (And) [de leche] milk churn
4 cantinas (México) (alforjas) saddlebags
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