A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (obligation)
a. demand
Me siento agobiado por las exigencias de mi trabajo.I'm feeling overwhelmed by the demands of my job.
b. requirement
Una de las exigencias para este puesto en el gobierno es ser ciudadano estadounidense.One of the requirements for this government position is to be an American citizen.
c. exigency
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
Si queremos solucionar la crisis educativa, el rigor y la exigencia tendrán que prevalecer.If we want to solve the educational crisis, strictness and exigency must prevail.
2. (claim)
a. demand
Los trabajadores enviaron una larga lista de exigencias a la gerencia.The workers submitted a long list of demands to the management.
3. (petition)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
a. request
Mi única exigencia es que estés en casa antes de las 10 pm.My only request is that you get home before 10 pm.
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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. (requisito)
a. demand, requirement
2. (petición)
a. demand
venirle a alguien con exigenciasto make demands on somebody
1 (requerimiento) demand; requirement; exigency (formal)
según las exigencias de la situación as the situation requires o demands; according to the exigencies of the situation (formal); tener muchas exigencias to be very demanding
2 (Caribe) (petición) request
3 (Centroamérica) (escasez) need; lack
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