la hembra
-the female
See the entry for hembra.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (biology)
a. female (animal)
Las hembras son las que cazan en una manada de leones.The females are the ones that hunt in a pride of lions.
2. (person)
a. woman
Parece una locura que le paguen menos solamente por ser hembra.It seems crazy that they pay her less just because she's a woman.
b. female (potentially offensive)
¿Por qué es que es tan difícil encontrar pantalones con bolsillos si eres hembra?Why is it that it's so hard to find pants with pockets if you're a female?
c. girl (young)
Mi madre está embarazada y ayer le dijeron que sería una hembra.My mother is pregnant and yesterday they told her it's going to be a girl.
3. (electronics)
a. socket
¿Me pasarías el cabo del cable con la hembra?Would you pass me the end of the cable with the socket on it?
4. (sewing)
a. eye
El vestido ya no cierra porque se dañó la hembra.The dress doesn't fasten anymore because the eye is damaged.
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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. (biology)
a. female
2. (mujer)
a. woman
3. (niña)
a. girl
4. (del enchufe)
a. socket
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1 (Botánica) (Zoología) female
el pájaro hembra the hen; the female bird; el armiño hembra the female stoat; the she-stoat
2 (mujer) woman; female
hembra female
cinco hijos: dos varones y tres hembras five children: two boys and three girls
3 (Mecánica) nut
hembra de terraja die
4 (Cos) eye
macho y hembra hook and eye
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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