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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. (struggle)
a. conflict
La contienda entre las dos naciones se saldó con miles de víctimas.The conflict between the two nations resulted in thousands of casualties.
b. contest
La contienda entre los partidos políticos para atraer más votos fue impresionante.The contest between the political parties to attract more votes was amazing.
2. (sports)
a. match
"El Clásico" es el nombre que se le da a la contienda entre Real Madrid y el Barça."The Classic" is the name given to the match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.
b. game
El ganador de esta contienda irá a las Olimpiadas.The winner of this game will go to the Olympics.
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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. (competición, combate)
a. contest
2. (guerra)
a. conflict, war
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contest; struggle
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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