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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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. el hipopótamo
(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).
Although they spend much of their time in the water and seem sluggish, hippos are actually very dangerous creatures.Aunque pasan mucho tiempo en el agua y parecen lentos, los hipopótamos de veras son criaturas bien peligrosas.
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