Usage note
This word may also be spelled “madalena” in the sense shown 1).
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (culinary)
a. cupcake
Voy a hacer magdalenas de vainilla para el cumpleaños de mi hija.I'll make vanilla cupcakes for my daughter's birthday.
b. fairy cake
Los niños están decorando las magdalenas con chispas de colores.The kids are decorating the fairy cakes with colored sprinkles.
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
2. (name)
a. Magdalene
La mamá de David se llama Magdalena.David's mom is called Magdalene.
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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. fairy cake
llorar como una magdalenato cry one's eyes out
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(Culin) fairy cake
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