joya

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joya(
hoh
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yah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (piece of jewelry)
a. jewel
Heredé las joyas antiguas de mi abuela.I inherited my grandmother's antique jewels.
2. (precious person or thing)
a. gem
Carlos es una joya; siempre está dispuesto a ayudar a los demás.Carlos is a gem; he's always willing to help others.
b. treasure
El antiguo casino es una joya nacional que se debería preservar.The old casino is a national treasure that should be preserved.
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joya
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. jewel
2. (fig)
a. gem
el nuevo empleado es una joyathe new worker is a real gem
la joya de mi colecciónthe pride of my collection
las joyas de la coronathe crown jewels
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joya
1 (adorno) jewel; gem
joyas jewels; jewellery; jewelry; (EEUU)
joyas de fantasía costume jewellery; imitation jewellery
2 (objeto preciado) gem; treasure
3 [de novia] trousseau
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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