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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. (general)
a. orphanhood
El hogar juvenil acoge a niños vulnerables por abandono u orfandad.The youth home takes in children who are vulnerable because of abandonment or orphanhood.
b. orphanage
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
Debido a su orfandad, Nicolás creció bajo la tutela del estado.Due to his orphanage, Nicolas grew up as a warden of the state.
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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. orphanhood
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1 (estado) orphanage (formal)
2 (desamparo) helplessness; destitution
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