An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (non-military)
a. civil
You have to wear civilian clothes when you are not on the military base.Tienes que estar vestido de civil cuando no estás en la base miliar.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Peter left the CIA and undertook a civilian career as a security consultant.Peter dejó la CIA y emprendió una carrera en el ámbito civil como asesor en seguridad.
Thankfully, the airstrike resulted in no civilian casualties.Afortunadamente, el ataque aéreo no ocasionó bajas entre la población civll.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (non-military person)
a. el civil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la civil
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The military is drafting civilians to aid in the war effort.El ejército está reclutando civiles para ayudar con el esfuerzo bélico.
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civilian [sɪˈvɪlɪən]
(non-military) civil
in civilian clothes vestidoavestida de paisano or civil;a vestida there were no civilian casualties no hubo bajas entre la población civil
civil (m)
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