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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. (medicine)
a. saliva
La saliva juega un papel importante en el proceso digestivo.Saliva is instrumental in the digestion process.
b. spit
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Los soldados tenían que pulir sus botas con saliva.The soldiers had to polish their boots with spit.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
a. breath
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
Marco jamás oye mis consejos. No sé para qué gasto saliva en ayudarlo.Marco never listens to my advice. I don't know why I waste my breath helping 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. saliva
2. (fam fig)
gastar saliva (en balde)to waste one's breath
3. (fig)
tragar salivato bite one's tongue
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gastar saliva to waste one's breath;en on
tragar saliva to swallow one's feelings
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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