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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. (act of answering)
a. answer
La contestación del profesor aclaró todas mis dudas.The teacher's answer cleared up all my questions.
b. reply
No esperaba recibir una contestación escrita del dueño de la compañía.I didn't expect to get a written reply from the company's owner.
2. (resistance)
a. opposition
Los estudiantes manifestaron su contestación contra la propuesta.The students expressed their opposition against the proposal.
b. protest
La reelección del dictador provocó una violenta contestación por parte del pueblo.The dictator's reelection caused a violent protest from the people.
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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. answer
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1 (respuesta) answer; reply
mala contestación sharp retort; piece of backchat; dejar una carta sin contestación to leave a letter unanswered
contestación a la demanda (Jur) defence o defense plea; (EEUU)
3 (Política) protest
movimiento de contestación protest movement
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