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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(early stage)
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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. (periodo)
a. childhood
tuvo una infancia muy felizshe had a very happy childhood
desde su más tierna infanciafrom early childhood
un amigo de la infanciaa childhood friend
2. (todos los niños)
a. children
la salud de la infanciachildren's health
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1 [de una persona] childhood; [de proyecto, teoría] infancy
es un amigo de la infancia he's a childhood friend; en mi infancia nunca tuve juguetes as a child I never had toys; en su más tierna infancia in his tenderest youth (literario) (humorístico); la investigación genética se halla todavía en su infancia genetic research is still in its infancy; durante la infancia de la humanidad in mankind's infancy
2 (niños) children
Día Internacional de la Infancia International Children's Day
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