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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. (portable electric light)
a. flashlight
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La linterna se quedó sin pilasThe batteries in the flashlight have run out.
b. torch (United Kingdom)
Esta linterna no alumbra lo suficiente.This torch doesn't give out enough light.
2. (portable light)
a. lantern
Apaga la linterna que está atrayendo a los mosquitos.Put the lantern out; it's attracting mosquitos.
b. lamp
El jinete sostenía una linterna para ver en la oscuridad.The rider carried a lantern to see through the darkness.
3. (architecture)
a. lantern
La linterna sobre la cúpula de la iglesia medía más de 50 pies.The lantern on the church dome was more than 50 feet high.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. eye
El boxeador no pudo ver bien porque le golpearon en la linterna.The boxer couldn't see well because he got punched in the eye.
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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. (de pilas)
a. torch (United Kingdom)
b. flashlight
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
2. (farol)
a. lantern, lamp
linterna mágicamagic lantern
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1 (eléctrica) torch; flashlight; (EEUU) (farolillo) lantern
linterna a pila linterna de bolsillo
linterna mágica magic lantern
linterna roja back marker
2 (Archit) lantern
3 linternas (México) (ojos) eyes
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