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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. (donation)
a. charity
Muchos niños pobres dependen de las limosnas para sobrevivir.Many poor children depend on charity to survive.
b. money
Vi a un anciano pidiendo y le di una limosna.I saw an old man begging, and I gave him some money.
2. (religious)
a. alms
Casi nunca da limosna en su iglesia.He almost never gives alms to his church.
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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. (religion)
a. alms
2. (a mendigo)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
dar limosnato give money
pedir limosnato beg
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charity; alms (anticuado)
¡una limosna, señor! can you spare something, sir?; pedir limosna to beg; vivir de limosna to live by begging; live on charity
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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