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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
a. el maguey
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
How can I distinguish maguey from other species of agave?¿Cómo puedo distinguir el maguey de otras especies de agave?
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
Cuando estuve en México hicimos una barbacoa con pencas de maguey.When I was in Mexico we had a barbecue with maguey leaves.
El maguey tiene propiedades edulcorantes que lo ha convertido en un popular sustituto del azúcar.Agave has sweetening properties that have made it a popular sugar substitute.
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