A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (substance)
a. matter
La materia ni se crea ni se destruye, solo se transforma.Matter is neither created nor destroyed, only transformed.
b. material
La madera es una materia dura y resistente.Wood is a hard and strong material.
2. (education)
a. subject
¿Qué materias vas a estudiar en el bachillerato?What subjects are you going to study in high school?
3. (topic)
a. matters
Es un entendido en materia de seguridad.He's an expert in security matters.
4. (content)
a. material
No hay materia suficiente para un libro.There isn't enough material for a book.
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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. (sustancia, asunto)
a. matter
en materia deon the subject of, concerning
la legislación en materia de medio ambientethe legislation on the subject of o concerning the environment
un especialista en materia de higienea hygiene expert
entrar en materiato get down to business
materia grasafat content
materia grisgray matter
materia orgánicaorganic matter
2. (material)
a. material
materia primaraw material
3. (asignatura)
a. subject
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1 (Física) matter; (material) material; substance
materia inorgánica inorganic matter; materia vegetal vegetable matter; una materia esponjosa y blanda a soft spongy material o substance; hay materia para escribir varios libros there is enough material to write several books; hay mucha materia para investigar there is a lot of material to research
hay mucha materia para investigar, y solo al término de una serie de encuestas empíricas se podrá zanjar la cuestión encontrarán suficiente materia para ocupar su cabezas
ya tenéis materia para pensar that should give you something to think about o food for thought
materia colorante dyestuff
materia fecal faeces
; (p)
; (p) (EEUU)
materia grasa fat
Las actuales entregas tienen que ser objeto de ajuste, con el fin de tener en cuenta el incremento en el contenido de [materia grasa] en la leche entregada a la central. ...aumentando arbitrariamente las características de calidad exigidas para la leche en 3,4 gramos de [materia grasa] y 8,4 grados de [extracto seco magro.]
materia gris grey o gray matter; (EEUU)
materia prima raw material
2 (tema) subject matter; (Escol) subject
índice de materias table of contents; en materia de as regards; entrar en materia to get down to business; get to the point; son expertos en la materia they are experts on the subject; será materia de muchas discusiones it will be the subject of a lot of debate
materia optativa (Escol) option; optional subject
Eligen la asignatura de Lingüística Catalana como [materia optativa] dentro de su currículum.
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