A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (shape)
a. cross
La cruz en el mapa indica dónde está enterrado el tesoro.The cross on the map indicates where the treasure is buried.
2. (medal)
a. cross
Mi abuelo recibió la Cruz de la Armada por su servicio en la guerra.My grandfather received the Navy Cross for his service in the war.
3. (religious)
a. cross
Según la tradición cristiana, Jesús murió en la cruz.According to Christian tradition, Jesus died on the cross.
4. (on a coin)
a. tails
Si sale cara, ganas tú; si sale cruz, gano yo.If you flip heads, you win. If you flip tails, I win.
5. (affliction)
a. cross
Este trabajo mío es la cruz que me toca llevar.This job of mine is the cross I have to bear.
b. burden
El examen final del viernes se me ha convertido en tremenda cruz.Friday's final exam has become a huge burden to me.
6. (of an animal)
a. withers
Nuestro caballo mide cinco pies a la cruz.Our horse is 15 hands tall at the withers.
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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. (forma)
a. cross
con los brazos en cruzwith one's arms stretched out to the sides
2. (colloquial)
hacerse crucesto be baffled o astounded
3. (colloquial)
hacer cruz y rayato break off relations
cruz gamadaswastika
cruz de MaltaMaltese cross
la Cruz Rojathe Red Cross
4. (de una moneda)
a. tails
5. (aflicción)
a. burden, torment
¡qué cruz!what a life!
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1 (figura) cross
en cruz cross-shaped
Constan de dos transistores conectados en cruz formando dos pasos inversores
coloque los dos palos en cruz put the two sticks in a cross-shape o in the shape of a cross; con los brazos en cruz with one's arms outstretched
firmar con una cruz to make one's mark
hacerse cruces to cross o.s.
se hacía cruces cada vez que oía una palabrota he crossed himself every time he heard a swearword
cargar la cruz (México) to have a hangover
¡cruz y raya! that's quite enough!; no more!
a partir de ahora, a los Pérez, ¡cruz y raya! that's it, I'm through with the Pérez family! o I've had it with the Pérez family!
por estas que son cruces by all that is holy
quedar en cruz to be in an agonizing situation
cruz de hierro iron cross
Cruz del Sur Southern Cross
cruz de Malta Maltese Cross
cruz de mayo (Latinoamérica)cruz gamada swastika
cruz griega Greek cross
cruz latina Latin cross
Cruz Roja Red Cross
2 (suplicio)
¡qué cruz tengo con estos hijos! these kids of mine are a nightmare! (familiar); cada uno lleva su cruz each of us has his cross to bear
3 [de espada] hilt; [de ancla] crown; (Tipografía) dagger;
4 [de moneda] tails
¿cara o cruz? heads or tails?
5 (Zoología) withers
; (p)
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