A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (shop)
a. butcher shop
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Han cerrado la carnicería del barrio.The neighborhood butcher shop has closed.
b. butcher's (United Kingdom)
Ve a la carnicería y trae medio kilo de chuletas de cerdo.Go to the butcher's and get half a kilo of pork chops.
2. (bloodbath)
a. slaughter
La película de terror termina en una carnicería.The horror film ends in a slaughter.
b. massacre
La batalla de las Termópilas fue una auténtica carnicería.The Battle of Thermopylae was a real massacre.
c. carnage
Las guerrillas dejaron una carnicería tras de sí.The guerrilla groups left a path of carnage in their wake.
3. (wounds)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Cayó de la bici y se hizo una carnicería en las rodillas.He fell off his bike and his knees were mashed to a pulp.
Tropecé en la calle y me hice una carnicería en la pierna.I tripped on the street and my leg was covered in cuts and scrapes.
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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. (tienda)
a. butcher's
2. (masacre)
a. massacre, bloodbath
fue una carniceríait was carnage
1 (Com) butcher's; butcher's shop
2 (matanza) slaughter; carnage
ha sido una carnicería de inocentes it was a slaughter of the innocent(s)
hacer una carnicería de
3 (And) slaughterhouse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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