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ternura

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ternura(
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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. (emotion)
a. tenderness
El niño mostró mucha ternura cuando levantó el cachorrito.The little boy showed a lot of tenderness when he picked up the tiny puppy.
b. affection
De verdad se nota la ternura que siente la maestra para sus alumnos.You can really sense the affection the teacher feels for her students.
c. fondness
Sentí cierta ternura por el viejo porque me recordaba a mi abuelo.I felt a certain fondness for the old man because he reminded me of my grandfather.
2. (texture)
a. tenderness
El chef nos va a enseñar un proceso para mejorar la ternura del bistec.The chef is going to teach us a process to improve the tenderness of the steak.
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ternura
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. tenderness
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ternura
1 (sentimiento) tenderness; (cariño) affection; fondness
miró a los niños con ternura she looked fondly o tenderly at the children
2 (palabra) endearment
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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