A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (sobriety)
a. moderation
Si no aprendes a beber alcohol con mesura tu hígado se resentirá.If you do not learn to drink alcohol in moderation your liver will suffer.
b. restraint
Soy demasiado sincera y no tengo mesura. Debería callarme ciertas cosas.I am too sincere and know no restraint. I should hold my tongue more often.
2. (politeness)
a. courtesy
La dama mostró gran mesura en su trato con los invitados.The lady treated her guests with great courtesy.
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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. (moderación)
a. moderation, restraint
con mesurain moderation
2. (cortesía)
a. courtesy, politeness
3. (gravedad)
a. dignity, seriousness
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1 (moderación) moderation; restraint
con mesura in moderation
practicado sin mesura es peligroso usó sin mesura los económicos botes de plldoras puestos a su alcance
gastan dinero sin mesura they spend money like water
2 (calma) calm
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