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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
a. la copa
(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).
The prince proposed a toast to the king, and we all raised our crystal goblets to our lips.El príncipe propuso un brindis por el rey, y todos nos llevamos las copas de cristal a los labios.
b. el cáliz
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
I inherited a beautiful silver goblet from my grandfather.Heredé un hermoso cáliz de plata de mi abuelo.
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