A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (carnival troupe)
a. group
El desfile de las comparsas deleitó a las multitudes carnavaleras.The crowds of carnival-goers were delighted as the parade of groups went by.
2. (theater)
a. extra
En la obra, había varias comparsas que actuaban como transeúntes en el escenario.In the play, there were several extras who acted as passersby on stage.
3. (subordinate)
a. puppet
En mi trabajo actual, soy una comparsa cuando debería ser el jefe.In my current job, I'm a puppet when I should be the boss.
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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. (theater)
a. extras
2. (en carnaval)
a. group of people at carnival in same costume and with masks
3. (theater)
a. extra
4. (en carreras, competiciones)
a. also-ran
no es más que un comparsahe's just there to make up the numbers
1 [de carnaval] group
2 (Teat)
la comparsa the extras
; (p)
3 (persona subordinada) puppet
1 (Teat) extra
2 (Caribe) (bailadores) dance troupe
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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