cigüeña

cigüeña(
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gweh
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nyah
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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. (animal)
a. stork
Una pareja de cigüeñas blancas ha formado su nido en el techo de la iglesia.A pair of white storks have made their nest on the roof of the church.
Las cigüeñas tienen patas muy largas y plumas blancas y negras.Storks have very long legs, and black and white feathers.
2. (mechanics)
a. crank
Gira la cigüeña para que funcione el motor.Turn the crank to get the engine to start.
b. handle
La cigüeña de la máquina está atorada.The handle on the machine is stuck.
3. (used to refer to the birth of a baby)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Si la cigüeña viniera a visitarnos, mis padres estarían encantados.My parents would be delighted if we had a baby.
¿Para cuándo viene la cigüeña?When is the baby due?
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cigüeña
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. stork
cigüeña
1 (Ornitología) stork
2 (Mecánica) crank; handle; (Náutica) winch; capstan
3 (Centroamérica) (Música) barrel organ
4 (Caribe) (Ferro) bogie; bogy
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