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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. (container for waste)
a. wastepaper basket (in an office or a house)
Tuve que rebuscar en la papelera para encontrar la nota con su teléfono.I had to rummage through the wastepaper basket to find the note with her phone number.
b. wastebasket (in an office or a house)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La papelera ya está llena; deberías vaciarla.The wastebasket is already full; you should empty it.
c. wastepaper bin (in an office or a house) (United Kingdom)
Rompió el contrato y tiró los trozos a la papelera.She ripped up the contract, and threw the pieces in the wastepaper bin.
d. garbage can (in the street)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El basurero vacía las papeleras a diario.The trash collector empties the garbage cans on a daily basis.
e. rubbish bin (in the street) (United Kingdom)
No encontramos ni una sola papelera en todo el pueblo.We couldn't find a single rubbish bin in the entire village.
2. (plant)
a. paper mill
Cada año, las papeleras utilizan toneladas de madera en la fabricación de papel.Paper mills use tons of wood each year to make paper.
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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. (cesto)
a. wastepaper basket
b. wastepaper bin (United Kingdom)
2. (en la calle)
a. litter bin
3. (fábrica)
a. paper mill
1 (recipiente) (en la oficina, en casa) wastepaper bin; wastepaper basket; (en la calle) litter bin; trash can; (EEUU) (Informática) (also papelera de reciclaje) wastebasket
2 (fábrica) paper mill
3 (escritorio) writing desk
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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