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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (insect)
a. ant
No me gustan los picnics porque las hormigas se encuentran en toda mi comida.I don't like picnics because there are ants all over my food.
2. (person)
a. hard worker
De pobre a rica en un año, ¡es una verdadera hormiga!From rags to riches in one year; she really is a hard worker!
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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. (general)
a. ant
2. (fig)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ser una hormigato be hard-working and thrifty
hormiga obrera/reinaworker/queen ant
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1 (Entomología) ant
ser una hormiga (trabajador) to be hard-working; (ahorrativo) to be thrifty
hormiga blanca white ant
hormiga león antlion; antlion fly
hormiga obrera worker ant
hormiga roja red ant
2 hormigas (Med) (picor) itch
; (s)
(hormigueo) pins and needles;
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La hormiga y el saltamontes
The Ant and the Grasshopper
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