A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (anatomy)
a. palm
En la feria, una adivina me leyó las líneas de las palmas de mis manos.At the fair, a fortune-teller read the lines on the palms of my hands.
2. (botany)
a. palm
Esta región es famosa por sus plantaciones de palma aceitera.This region is famous for its oil palm plantations.
b. palm leaf
Construyeron una choza y usaron palmas para hacer el techo.They built a hut and made the roof out of palm leaves.
c. palm tree
En la pequeña isla hay dos palmas.There are two palm trees on the little island.
3. (vegetable)
a. palm heart
María abrió la lata de palmas y las añadió a la ensalada.Maria opened the can of palm hearts and added them to the salad.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (ovation)
a. clapping
Las palmas de la audiencia no me dejaban escuchar el discurso.The audience's clapping was so loud that I couldn't hear the speech.
b. applause
El público emocionado le dio merecidas palmas a los bailarines.The excited audience gave a much-deserved applause to the dancers.
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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. (de mano)
a. palm
conocer algo como la palma de la manoto know something like the back of one's hand
2. (palmera)
a. palm (tree)
3. (hoja de palmera)
a. palm leaf
4. (fig)
llevarse la palmato be the best
5. (irónico)
él, es tonto, pero su hermano se lleva la palmahe's stupid but his brother takes the biscuit, cake
llevar o traer en palmas a alguiento pamper somebody
palmasclapping, applause
batir o dar palmasto clap (one's hands)
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1 (Anatomía) palm
leerle la palma de la mano a algn to read sb's palm
conocer algo como la palma de la mano to know sth like the back of one's hand
ser liso o llano como la palma de la mano to be as flat as a pancake
llevar a algn en palmas o palmitas to wait on sb hand and foot
llevan a su madre en palmas
2 palmas (aplausos) clapping
; (s)
; (s)
batir o dar o hacer palmas to clap (one's hands); applaud; tocar las palmas to clap in time
palmas de tango slow hand-clap
3 (Botánica) palm (tree); (hoja) palm leaf
llevarse la palma
las tres son muy antipáticas, pero Ana se lleva la palma the three of them are very unfriendly, but Ana wins hands down
este autor se lleva la palma en imaginación Barcelona se lleva la palma en contaminación
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