A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (legal)
a. inheritance
La herencia es sujeta a impuestos.The inheritance is subject to tax.
b. legacy
El magnate donó toda su herencia a obras benéficas.The magnate donated all his legacy to charity.
c. estate
Sus tres hijas se repartieron su herencia.Her three daughters inherited his estate.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Quiero dejarle mis joyas a mi sobrina en herencia.I want to bequeath my jewelry to my niece.
Mi padre nos dejó una casa en herencia.We inherited a house from my father.
2. (biology)
a. heredity
La herencia genética es clave en enfermedades raras.Genetic heredity is key in rare diseases.
3. (older siblings' used item)
a. hand-me-downs
Toda esta ropa es herencia de mi hermano.All these clothes are hand-me-downs from my brother.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
a. legacy
La pobreza y el hambre son la herencia de la guerra.Poverty and hunger are the legacy of war.
b. heritage
Las tradiciones forman parte de la herencia cultural de las naciones.Traditions are part of the cultural heritage of nations.
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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. (de bienes)
a. inheritance
2. (de características)
a. legacy
3. (biology)
a. heredity
recibir una herenciato receive an inheritance
1 [de propiedad, valores] inheritance; legacy
malgastó la herencia del padre he squandered his father's legacy; he squandered the inheritance he had from his father; me dejó las joyas en herencia she left o bequeathed me her jewels; recibieron la finca en herencia they inherited the estate; es parte de la herencia cultural de los españoles it's part of the cultural heritage of the Spanish; it's part of Spanish heritage; la herencia cultural que recibimos de los romanos the cultural legacy of the Romans
herencia yacente unsettled estate
2 (Biología) heredity
herencia genética genetic inheritance
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