A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (underprivileged people)
a. the needy
La misionera dedicó su vida a cuidar de los menesterosos.The missionary dedicated her life to caring for the needy.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (in need)
a. needy
Nuestra iglesia recoge alimentos no perecederos para dar de comer a familias menesterosas.Our church collects non-perishable provisions to feed needy families.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3. (underprivileged person)
a. needy person
En la entrada del supermercado siempre hay algún menesteroso pidiendo limosna.Outside the supermarket entrance, there's always some needy person begging.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. needy, poor
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. needy o poor person
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menesterosoa menesterosa
los menesterosos the needy
proporcionar trabajo y empleos a los menesterosos
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