masculine
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masculine(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (quality)
a. masculino
Masculine qualities aren't solely reserved for men.Las cualidades masculinas no son reservadas solamente para los hombres.
b. varonil
Her boyfriend is tall, handsome, and very masculine.Su novio es alto, guapo y muy varonil.
c. hombruno
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(when referring to women)
She's pretty masculine. I like a girl with more delicate features.Es bastante hombruna. Me gusta una chica que tenga rasgos más delicados.
2. (grammar)
a. masculino
Some German masculine nouns take case endings that do not follow the usual pattern.Algunos sustantivos masculinos del alemán toman desinencias que no siguen el modelo usual.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (grammar)
a. el masculino
(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 word "dentista" is the same in the masculine as it is in the feminine.La palabra "dentista" es igual en masculino que en femenino.
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masculine
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el (género m) masculino
(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).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (general)
a. masculino(a)
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masculine [ˈmæskjʊlɪn]
adjective
1 [+qualities, voice etc] masculino
he's very masculine ...masculine characteristics like a husky voice and facial hair ...a low, masculine voice Perhaps some kind of masculine pride was involved
2 especially [+woman, image, appearance] masculino; hombruno (pejorative)
She was well over six foot and very masculine ...a very dominating, very masculine woman The system makes boys effeminate and girls masculine ...her aggressive, masculine image she has a rather masculine appearance her masculine suit and shoes
3 (Gram) masculino
...words denoting the masculine gender In French, `jardin" is a typical masculine noun
noun
(Gram) masculino (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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