A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (commerce)
a. industry
La industria del cine se ha adaptado a las nuevas tecnologías de filmación.The film industry has adapted to new filming technologies.
2. (plant)
a. factory
En la industria de galletas de mi pueblo trabajan cien personas.A hundred people work in the cookie factory in my town.
3. (diligence)
a. industry
El proyecto triunfó gracias a la industria de sus sacrificados miembros.The project succeeded thanks to the industry of its selfless members.
4. (expertise)
a. ingenuity
La industria de Miguel en ventas se debe a que ha trabajado como vendedor por 20 años.Miguel's ingenuity in sales is due to his 20 years of experience working as a salesperson.
b. skill
La industria de mi abuelo no tenía fin. Hacía de todo, incluyendo muebles, ropa y ¡hasta zapatos!My grandfather's skills knew no bounds: he made everything from furniture to clothes, and even shoes!
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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. (sector)
a. industry
industria alimentariafood industry
industria automovilística o del automóvilcar industry
industria cinematográfica o del cinefilm o movie industry
industria del ocioleisure industry
industria puntasunrise industry
2. (fábrica)
a. factory
1 (Com) industry
la zona con más industria del país the most industrialized area of the country
industria agropecuaria farming and fishing
industria artesanal cottage industry
industria automovilística car industry; auto industry; (EEUU)
industria básica basic industry
industria casera cottage industry
industria del automóvil car industry; automobile industry; (EEUU)
industria del ocio leisure industry
industria ligera light industry
industria militar weapons industry; defence industry
industria pesada heavy industry
industria petrolífera oil industry
industria siderúrgica iron and steel industry
2 (fábrica) factory
3 (dedicación) industry; industriousness
4 (maña) ingenuity; skill; expertise
de industria on purpose
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