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doncella

doncella(
dohn
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seh
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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.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(young, unmarried woman)
a. maiden
La doncella dijo que nunca se casaría y salió para el convento.The maiden said she would never marry, and left for the convent.
b. damsel
El héroe de la historia siempre salva a la hermosa doncella.The hero of the story always saves the beautiful damsel.
c. virgin
En la antigua Grecia, las doncellas servían como sacerdotisas.In ancient Greece, virgins served as priestesses.
2. (servant)
a. maid
Cuando mi abuela llegó a este país, trabajó como doncella en una casa grande.When my grandmother first arrived in this country, she worked as a maid in a big house.
b. maidservant
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
Las mujeres nobles solían tener numerosas doncellas a su servicio.Noblewomen typically had numerous maidservants at their service.
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doncella
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. maid
doncella
1 (criada) maidservant
2 (virgen) maiden; virgin
3 (Hist) (Literat) maid; maiden
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