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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. (letter)
a. j
En ambientes ciertos, la ge puede sonar como una jota.In certain environments, the letter g can sound like a j.
b. letter j
La jota en español suena como la hache en inglés.The letter j in Spanish sounds like the letter h in English.
2. (Spanish dance)
a. jota
Cuando bailas la jota, marcas el ritmo con los tacones y las castañuelas.When you dance the jota, you mark the rhythm with your heels and the castanets.
3. (card games)
a. jack
Tengo el tres, el cuatro y el cinco de corazones, y la jota de tréboles.I have the three, the four and five of hearts, and the jack of spades.
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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. lively folk song and dance, originally from Aragon
2. (colloquial)
no entender ni jota (de)not to understand a word (of)
no saber ni jota de algonot to know the first thing about something
no ver ni jotato be as blind as a bat
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1 name of the letter J
sin faltar una jota to a T
ni jota
no entendió ni jota he didn't understand a word of it; no saber ni jota to have no idea
3 (Música) Spanish dance and tune, esp Aragonese
4 (Naipes) knave; jack
(And) (S. Cone) (Ornitología) vulture
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