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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. la póliza de seguros
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Did you take out an insurance policy to cover you in case of illness?¿Suscribiste alguna póliza de seguros que te cubriera en caso de enfermedad?
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
a. el colchón
(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).
It's advisable to have some savings as a kind of insurance policy in case you lose your job.Es recomendable tener ahorros que sirvan de colchón en caso de que pierdas el trabajo.
no direct translation
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
Having that photo in his possession is a kind of insurance policy. Sophie won't say anything against him so long as he has it.Tener esa foto en su poder es su as en la manga. Sophie no dirá nada contra él mientras la tenga.
She's applied to other universities as an insurance policy in case she doesn't get into Oxford.Para asegurarse plaza, ha enviado solicitudes a otras universidades por si no consigue entrar en Oxford.
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