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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (affectionate touch)
a. caress (person)
Mi novio me besó la frente y me hizo una caricia en la mejilla.My boyfriend kissed my forehead and gave me a caress on the cheek.
b. pat (animal)
A mi perro le gusta que le haga caricias en la cabeza.My dog likes for me to pat him on his head.
c. stroke
No me gustan las caricias tan ligeras. Me dan cosquillas.I don't like such light strokes. They tickle too much.
2. (sensation)
a. caress
Extrañaba la caricia de la voz tranquilizadora de mi madre cuando estudiaba en el extranjero.I missed the caress of my mother's soothing voice while I was studying abroad.
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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. (a persona)
a. caress, stroke
2. (a animal)
a. stroke
hacer caricias/una caricia a alguiento caress somebody
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(a persona) caress; (a animal) pat; stroke
hacer caricias a to caress; stroke
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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