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Usage note
This abbreviation may also be written "M.A." when it refers to an academic degree and "Mass" or "Mass." when it refers to the U.S. state.
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ma
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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. la mamá
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My ma is always there for me.Mi mamá siempre está cuando la necesito.
MA
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
2. (Master of Arts)
a. la maestría
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My mom has an MA in English.Mi mamá tiene una maestría en inglés.
b. el máster
(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).
The university offers a one-year MA program.La universidad ofrece un programa de máster de un año.
3. (U.S. state)
a. Massachusetts
I sent a letter to the office in Boston, MA.Envié una carta a la oficina en Boston, Massachusetts.
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ma
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
a. la mamá
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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ma [mɑː]
noun
mamá (f)
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mas
mas(
mahs
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A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(contrasting)
a. but
Soy un caballero valiente, mas no soy agresivo.I am a valiant knight, but I am not aggressive.
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mas
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (general)
a. but
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mas
conjunction
but
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