fauna
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Usage note
The plural of “fauna” can be “faunas” or “faunae.”
fauna(
fa
-
nuh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la fauna
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Biologists studied the flora and fauna of this remote region.Los biólogos estudiaron la flora y la fauna de esta remota región.
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fauna
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal life)
a. la fauna
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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fauna [ˈfɔːnə]
noun
faunas faunae fauna (f)
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fauna
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fauna(
fow
-
nah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (animals)
a. fauna
La fauna de los Andes incluye animales como el condor andino, la llama y el puma.The fauna of the Andes includes animals like the South American condor, the llama, and the puma.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(group of people)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No invites a la fiesta a la fauna de la escuela.Don't invite the weirdos from school to the party.
Jamás me asociaría con la fauna que va a esa disco.I would never associate with the kind of people who go to that club.
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fauna
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animales)
a. fauna
2. (colloquial)
a.
en ese bar se reúne una fauna muy ricayou find all sorts of people in that bar
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fauna
fauna
toda la fauna del barrio all the weirdos in the neighbourhood (familiar)
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Phrases with "fauna"
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flora and fauna
flora y fauna
Phrases with "fauna"
Here are the most popular phrases with "fauna." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
flora y fauna
flora and fauna
fauna silvestre
wild fauna
fauna y flora
fauna and flora
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