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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (state of being a mother)
Cada año, menos mujeres se ven forzadas a elegir entre una carrera profesional exitosa y la maternidad.Every year, less women are forced to choose between a successful professional career and motherhood.
La artista hizo un collage con fotos de mujeres embarazadas para celebrar la maternidad.The artist made a collage with pictures of pregnant women to celebrate motherhood.
La maternidad le sienta a Susan: ¡está preciosa con su panza de embarazada!Maternity suits Susan - she looks beautiful with her pregnant belly!
2. (unit in a hospital)
3. (health center)
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
a. maternity hospital
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