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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (fruit)
a. olive
Porque son muy amargas, las olivas no se comen crudas.Because they are very bitter, olives aren't eaten raw.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (color)
a. olive
¿Qué colores escogiste para pintar el salón familiar? - Azul y oliva.What colors did you choose to paint the family room? - Blue and olive.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (green)
a. olive
Pensé que esta chaqueta era café, pero ahora en la luz del día veo que es oliva.I thought this jacket was brown, but now in the daylight I can see it's olive.
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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. olive
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1 (aceituna) olive
(color) verde oliva olive green
2 (árbol) olive tree
3 (Ornitología)
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aceite de oliva
olive oil
verde oliva
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