A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (movement of water)
a. tide
Voy a ir a la playa cuando baje la marea.I'm going to the beach when the tide goes out.
2. (crowd)
a. wave
Desde el balcón, veíamos la gran marea humana que se dirigía al estadio.From the balcony, we could see the big wave of people moving towards the stadium.
3. (caught fish)
a. catch
Los pescadores consiguieron una marea grande hoy.The fishermen got a large catch today.
4. (light wind)
a. sea breeze
Disfrutábamos la fresca marea mientras bebíamos una piña colada.We enjoyed the fresh sea breeze while drinking a piña colada.
5. (light rain)
a. drizzle
Pensamos que caería una tormenta pero fue solamente una marea.We thought a storm was coming but it was just a drizzle.
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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. (del mar)
a. tide
marea alta/bajahigh/low tide
marea negraoil slick
marea vivaspring tide
está subiendo/bajando la mareathe tide is coming in/going out
2. (multitud)
a. flood
1 (Geografía) tide
marea alta high tide; high water
marea baja low tide; low water
marea creciente rising tide
marea menguante ebb tide
marea muerta neap tide
marea negra oil slick
marea viva spring tide
2 (flujo) tide
la marea de la rebelión the tide of revolt; una auténtica marea humana a real flood of people
3 (brisa) light sea breeze
4 (llovizna) drizzle; (S. Cone) sea mist
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