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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. (pity)
a. mercy
El rey quería mostrar misericordia frente a su pueblo, así que perdonó a los tres prisioneros.The king wanted to show mercy in front of his people, so he pardoned the three prisoners.
Los líderes del ejército derrotado le pidieron a nuestro general que tuviera misercordia de ellos.The leaders of the defeated army asked our general to have mercy on them.
b. compassion
Cualquiera que le oiga hablar concluiría que matarla fue un acto de misericordia.Anyone listening to him would conclude that killing her was an act of compassion.
2. (support in choir stalls)
a. misericord
El monje se apoyó con disimulo en la misericordia y siguió cantando.The monk sat back against the misericord, taking care not to be seen, and kept singing.
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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. compassion
pedir misericordiato beg for mercy
para obras de misericordiafor charity
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compassion; mercy
Señor, ten misericordia de nosotros (Religión) Lord, have mercy upon us
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