A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(untidy hair)
a. mop of hair
No se permite asistir a la escuela con semejantes melenas.You're not allowed to attend school with such mops of hair.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
2. (of a person)
a. long hair
Daniela se cortó la melena ayer.Daniela cut her long hair yesterday.
b. mane
¡Péinate esa melena!Brush that mane!
3. (of a lion)
a. mane
El león del zoológico tenía una gran melena.The lion at the zoo had a big mane.
4. (haircut)
a. bob
La melena con ondas es un estilo que se verá muchísimo este año.The wavy bob is a look we’ll be seeing a lot this year.
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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. (de persona)
a. long hair
melenasmop of hair
2. (de león)
a. mane
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