A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (ventilation for smoke)
a. chimney (of a house)
Es hora de ir a dormir, mi amor. - Pero, papá, ¿quién va a ayudar a Papá Noel si se queda trabado al bajar por la chimenea?It's time to go to sleep, sweetie. - But, Dad, who's going to help Santa if he gets stuck going down the chimney?
Contratamos a un deshollinador para limpiar la ceniza y el hollín de nuestra chimenea.We hired a chimney sweep to clean the ash and soot from our chimney.
b. smokestack (of a train or factory)
La chimenea de la fábrica local se puede ver a unas cuadras de distancia.The local factory's smokestack can be seen from blocks away.
c. funnel (of a ship)
El antiguo barco de vapor tenía seis chimeneas grandes.The old steamship had six large funnels.
2. (place for indoor fire)
a. fireplace
La familia se sentó alrededor de la chimenea charlando y bebiendo chocolate caliente.The family sat around the fireplace chatting and sipping hot chocolate.
b. hearth
Los niños se sentaron en frente de la chimenea para calentarse las manos.The children sat in front of the hearth to warm their hands.
3. (mine opening)
a. shaft
La chimenea de la mina desciende 170 metros.The mine shaft descends 170 meters.
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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. (hogar)
a. fireplace
2. (tubo)
a. chimney
1 (en el tejado) chimney; [de fábrica] smokestack; chimney
chimenea de aire air shaft
chimenea refrigeradora cooling tower
2 (dentro de casa) fireplace; hearth
encender la chimenea to light the fire
chimenea francesa fireplace
3 [de barco] funnel
4 (Minería) shaft
5 (cabeza) nut (muy_familiar); noggin (familiar); (EEUU) head
estar mal de la chimenea to be wrong in the head (familiar)
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