la penumbra
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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. (dimness)
a. half-light
En la penumbra, era difícil ver quién se acercaba a nosotros.In the half-light, it was difficult to see who was walking toward us.
b. semi-darkness
El ladrón se escondió en la penumbra del cuarto y la policía no lo vio.The thief hid in the semi-darkness of the room and the police didn't see him.
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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. semi-darkness, half-light
en penumbrain semi-darkness
half-light; semi-darkness
sentado en la penumbra seated in the shadows
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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