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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
a. el opiato
(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).
The doctor prescribed the terminal patient an opiate for the pain.La doctora le recetó al paciente terminal un opiato para el dolor.
b. la opiata
(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).
Medical marijuana advocates argue that cannabis is less addictive than opiates.Los defensores de la marihuana medicinal argumentan que el cannabis es menos adictivo que las opiatas.
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