A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (mass annihilation)
a. killing
No se puede comprender la matanza de tantos inocentes.No one can understand the killing of so many innocent people.
b. slaughter
Las identidades de las víctimas de la matanza aún se desconoce.The identities of the victims of the slaughter are still unknown.
c. massacre
Los genocidas que perpetraron la matanza fueron juzgados.The perpretators of the genocide who committed the massacre were sent to trial.
2. (butchery)
a. slaughter
Los veganos y los vegetarianos organizaron una protesta en contra de la matanza de animales.Vegans and vegetarians staged a protest against animal slaughter.
b. slaughtering
Estos ganaderos se dedican a la matanza de cerdos.These farmers work in pig slaughtering.
3. (season)
a. slaughtering season
La matanza comienza en los meses de invierno.The slaughtering season starts in the winter months.
4. (animals to be slaughtered)
a. killing
La matanza estaba compuesta por cerdos de diferentes edades.The killing was composed of pigs of different ages.
5. (animal parts)
a. pork products
Al final los ganaderos tuvieron la matanza para comer.At the end the ranchers had the pork products to eat.
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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. (masacre)
a. slaughter
2. (del cerdo)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. slaughtering
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1 (en batalla) slaughter; killing; (Agr) slaughtering; (temporada) slaughtering season; slaughter; massacre
2 (Caribe) (matadero) slaughterhouse; (And) (tienda) butcher's; butcher's shop; (Centroamérica) (mercado) meat market
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