A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (vanishing)
a. disappearance
La policía está investigando la desaparición de dos estudiantes.The police are investigating the disappearance of two students.
b. vanishing
Nadie conoce el paradero de Sandra. Su desaparición es un misterio.Nobody knows Sandra's whereabouts. Her vanishing is a mystery.
2. (biology)
a. extinction
Debido a la contaminación, muchas especies están al borde de la desaparición.Many species are at risk of extinction because of pollution.
3. (closing)
a. closure
Haremos lo que haga falta para evitar la desaparición del banco.We'll do whatever it takes to prevent the closure of the bank.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
a. loss
Le está costando asimilar la desaparición de su mejor amigo.He's finding it difficult to cope with the loss of his best friend.
b. passing away
Puede ser muy difícil superar la desaparición de una persona cercana.It can be extremely difficult to get over the passing away of someone close to you.
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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. (general)
a. disappearance
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
1 [de persona, objeto] disappearance
2 [de especie] extinction
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