A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (hygiene)
a. cleanliness
Una cosa que me gustó del hotel fue la limpieza.Something I liked about the hotel was the cleanliness.
2. (act of cleaning)
a. cleaning
Hicimos la limpieza por la mañana y cocinamos por la tarde.We did the cleaning in the morning and spent the afternoon cooking.
3. (honesty)
a. integrity
La transacción se realizó con limpieza.The transaction was carried out with integrity.
4. (precision)
a. cleanness
Me gusta la limpieza de las líneas de esta mesa.I like the cleanness of the lines of this table.
5. (dexterity)
a. skill
La limpieza con la que el delantero regateó al portero fue impresionante.The skill with which the forward dribbled past the goalkeeper was impressive.
6. (chastity)
a. purity
Las monjas leyeron un ensayo sobre la limpieza y la caridad.The nuns read an essay about purity and charity.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
a. clean-up
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
El nuevo gobierno emprendió una limpieza de las fuerzas policiales federales.The new government started a clean-up of the federal police forces.
b. purge
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
El partido de oposición reclamó una limpieza de asesores en el ejecutivo.The opposition party demanded a purge of consultants in the executive government.
8. (santeria)
a. cleansing
¿Te hicieron el mal de ojo? Tienes que llamar a alguien para que te haga una limpieza.Were you given the evil eye? You need to call someone to get a cleansing done.
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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. (cualidad)
a. cleanliness
2. (history)
limpieza de sangreracial purity
3. (acción)
a. cleaning
hacer la limpiezato do the cleaning
limpieza en secodry-cleaning
limpieza étnicaethnic cleansing
4. (destreza)
a. skill, cleanness
1 (acción) cleaning
la mujer o señora de la limpieza the cleaning lady; hacer la limpieza to do the cleaning
yo hago la limpieza y tú paseas al perro
limpieza en seco dry cleaning
limpieza general spring cleaning
2 (Política) purge; (Mil) mopping-up; (Policía) clean-up
limpieza étnica ethnic cleansing
3 (estado) cleanness
limpieza de sangre racial purity
con limpieza (con integridad) fair and square; nos ha ganado con limpieza he beat us fair and square
5 (destreza) skill
hace las jugadas con mucha limpieza he makes the moves with great skill; he makes the moves very neatly
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