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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. (maize husk) (River Plate)
a. corn husk
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los artesanos usan la chala para fabricar cestas.Craftsmen use corn husks to make baskets.
b. maize leaf
Estas flores decorativas están hechas con chala.These ornamental flowers are made of maize leaf.
2. (slipper) (Southern Cone)
a. sandal
Voy a guardar las botas y empezar a ponerme las chalas ahora que hace calor.I am going to put my boots away and start wearing sandals because now that it's warm.
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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. (de mazorca)
a. maize o
b. corn husk
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
2. (sandalia)
Regionalism used in Chile
a. leather sandal
1 (And) (S. Cone) [de maíz] maize leaf; maize husk
2 (S. Cone) money; dough (familiar)
pelar la chala a algn to fleece sb (familiar)
3 (S. Cone) (zapato) sandal
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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