el mexicano, la mexicana(
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).
1. (nationality)
a. Mexican
Una mexicana ganó la medalla de oro de natación.A Mexican won the gold medal for swimming.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (language)
a. Mexican
El mexicano es una lengua nahua.Mexican is a Nahua language.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (of Mexican origin)
a. Mexican
Vamos a comer en un restaurante mexicano.We're going to eat at a Mexican restaurant.
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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. (general)
a. Mexican
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mexicanoa mexicana
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