A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (artistic disciplines and social sciences)
a. humanities
Me gusta estudiar humanidades, principalmente la literatura.I enjoy studying humanities, particularly literature.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
2. (human species)
a. humanity
Gran parte de la humanidad vive sumida en la pobreza.A large part of humanity lives in poverty.
b. mankind
El calentamiento global afecta a toda la humanidad.Global warming affects all mankind.
c. human race
Ojalá la humanidad pudiera vivir sin guerras.If only the human race could live without wars.
3. (benevolence)
a. humanity
Abigail era una mujer muy fría que nunca mostraba la menor humanidad.Abigail was a very cold woman who never showed any humanity.
4. (human nature)
a. humanity
Buscar la felicidad es parte de nuestra humanidad.Searching for happiness is part of our humanity.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. bulk
Carlos tropezó y cayó con toda su humanidad en la acera.Carlos tripped and his whole bulk crashed onto the sidewalk.
b. body
El hombre tenía varios cortes en su humanidad.The man had several cuts to his body.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(stuffy air)
a. humanity
Todas la ventanas están cerradas. ¡Con razón huele a humanidad!All the windows are closed. No wonder it smells of humanity in here!
7. (education)
Regionalism used in Chile
a. high school
Los maestros de humanidad intentan hacer el aprendizaje atractivo para los jóvenes.High school teachers try to make learning attractive to youngsters.
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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. humanity
2. (education)
1 (género humano) humanity; mankind
2 (benevolencia) humanity; humaneness (formal)
3 (gordura) corpulence
4 humanidades (Educación) humanities
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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