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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (quality of being curious)
a. curiosity
Mis alumnos tienen mucha curiosidad y siempre hacen preguntas.My students have a great deal of curiosity and always ask questions.
b. inquisitiveness
Si, soy abogado. ¿Por qué lo preguntas? - Solo por curiosidad.Yes, I'm a lawyer. Why do you ask? - Out of mere inquisitiveness.
2. (rarity)
a. curiosity
Vendemos antigüedades, objetos coleccionables y curiosidades.We sell antiques, collectibles, and curiosities.
b. curio
En la estantería había tótems, amuletos y curiosidades.There were totems, amulets, and curios on the shelves.
3. (cleanliness)
a. neatness
Las habitaciones del hotel se destacan por su higiene y curiosidad.The hotel rooms stand out for their hygiene and neatness.
b. tidiness
Los sirvientes se encargaban del orden y la curiosidad de la casa.The servants saw to the orderliness and tidiness of the house.
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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. (deseo de saber)
a. curiosity
sentir o tener curiosidad porto be curious about
2. (limpieza)
a. neatness, tidiness
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1 (interés) curiosity; (indiscreción) inquisitiveness
despertar la curiosidad de algn to arouse sb's curiosity; estar muerto de curiosidad to be dying of curiosity; tenemos curiosidad por saber si ... we are curious to know if ...; la curiosidad de noticias me llevó allí the quest for news took me there
2 (objeto) curiosity; curio
visitar las curiosidades
3 (aseo) neatness; cleanliness
4 (esmero) care; carefulness; conscientiousness
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