A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (kitchen utensil) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Chile
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. strainer (with mesh or holes)
Es mejor pasar el té por una coladera para atrapar las hojas.It's better to pour tea through a strainer to catch the tea leaves.
b. sieve (with mesh)
Dame la coladera para cernir la harina del pastel.Can you pass me the sieve so I can sift the flour for the cake?
c. colander (with holes)
Dejé la lechuga escurriéndose en la coladera.I left the lettuce in the colander draining.
2. (duct)
Regionalism used in Mexico
Regionalism used in Peru
(Southern Cone)
a. drain
La calle se inundó porque las coladeras están tapadas.The street flooded because the drains are blocked.
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1 (Culin) strainer
2 (México) (alcantarilla) sewer
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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