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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. (geography)
a. island
Fuimos en lancha a la isla en medio del lago.We went by boat to the island in the middle of the lake.
b. isle
Rebeca solía veranear en la isla.Rebeca used to summer on the isle.
2. (median strip)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
a. median
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Armando se distrajo cuando contestó el celular y chocó contra la isla.Armando got distracted when he answered his cell phone, and ran into the median.
b. central reservation (United Kingdom)
Al manejar en Londres, hay que mantener la isla a la derecha.When driving in London, you have to keep the central reservation to your right.
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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. island
las Islas Balearesthe Balearic Islands
las Islas Británicasthe British Isles
las Islas Canariasthe Canary Islands
isla desiertadesert island
las Islas Malvinasthe Falkland Islands, the Falklands
la Isla de Manthe Isle of Man
la Isla de PascuaEaster Island
2. (de árboles)
a. grove
3. (mediana)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
a. central reservation (United Kingdom)
b. median (strip)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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Para otros nombres, ver el segundo elemento.
(Geografía) island
una isla desierta a desert island
islas Baleares Balearic Islands
islas Británicas British Isles
islas Canarias Canary Islands
islas Filipinas Philippine Islands; Philippines
islas Malvinas Falkland Islands
2 (Archit) block
3 (Automóviles) (traffic) island; safety island; (EEUU)
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