A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
a. el toronjil
(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).
Mark's mother made her some tea with melissa and spearmint to calm her nerves.La madre de Mark le preparó un té de toronjil y hierbabuena para calmarle los nervios.
b. la melisa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The herbalist suspected from the smell of lemon that there was melissa nearby to be picked.El yerbero sospechó, por el olor de limón, que por ahí había melisa para recoger.
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