A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (religious, relating to someone's role with one's own children)
a. son's godmother
Vamos a hacer una carne asada en la casa de mi comadre este domingo.We are going to have a barbecue at my son's godmother's house this Sunday.
b. daughter's godmother
Mi comadre me compró un suéter.My daughter's godmother bought me a sweater.
2. (religious, relating to one's role with other people's children)
a. godson's mother
Hace tiempo que no vi a mi comadre.It's ages since I saw my godson's mother.
b. goddaughter's mother
Quedé con la comadre para tomar un café.I've arranged to meet our goddaughter's mother for a coffee.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(person who lives nearby)
a. close friend
Anita es comadre mía desde que tenía seis años.Anita has been a close friend of mine since I was six years old.
4. (indiscreet person)
a. gossip
Me tiene harto esa comadre de Martha. No deja de hablar de asuntos ajenos.I am sick of that gossip Martha. She won't stop talking about other people's business.
5. (medicine)
a. midwife
Stephanie contrató a una comadre para ayudarla a parir en casa.Stephanie hired a midwife to help her give birth at home.
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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. (mujer chismosa)
a. gossip, gossipmonger
2. (vecina)
a. neighbor
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1 (chismosa) gossip
2 (vecina) neighbour; neighbor; (EEUU) (amiga) friend
3 (madrina) godmother
4 (Med) (partera) midwife
5 (alcahueta) go-between; procuress
6 (maricón) pansy (muy_familiar)
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