A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (animal)
a. hare
Las liebres intentaban escapar de los cazadores a toda velocidad.The hares were trying to escape from the hunters at full speed.
2. (sports)
a. pacemaker
La liebre le llevaba mucha ventaja a los demás corredores.The pacemaker was way ahead of the other runners.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. coward
Tu hermano es una liebre. No se atreve a hacer nada.Your brother is a coward. He doesn't dare to do anything.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
Regionalism used in Chile
a. minibus
Una liebre nos llevó del aeropuerto al hotel.A minibus took us from the airport to our hotel.
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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. hare
2. (fig)
correr como una liebreto run like a hare
3. (fig)
levantar la liebreto let the cat out of the bag
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1 (Zoología) hare
coger una liebre to come a cropper (familiar); take a flat beating; (EEUU)
levantar la liebre to blow the gaff (familiar); let the cat out of the bag
ser liebre corrida (México) to be an old hand
2 (cobarde) coward
3 (Chile) (microbús) minibus
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