A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (early morning)
a. dawn
Esta madrugada hubo un eclipse lunar.There was a lunar eclipse at dawn today.
2. (early hours after midnight)
a. small hours
Me desperté de súbito esta madrugada y ya no pude dormir más.I woke up suddenly in the small hours and couldn't get back to sleep.
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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. (amanecer)
a. dawn
de madrugadaat dawn
2. (noche)
a. early morning
las tres de la madrugadathree in the morning
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(noche) early morning; small hours
; (p)
(alba) dawn; daybreak
de madrugada in the small hours; levantarse de madrugada to get up early o at the crack of dawn; a las cuatro de la madrugada at four o'clock in the morning; at four a.m.
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Phrases with "madrugada"
Here are the most popular phrases with "madrugada." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
de la madrugada
in the morning
en la madrugada
at dawn
de madrugada
at dawn
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