A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (capsule)
a. pill
Me tomé una pastilla para mi dolor de cabeza.I took a pill for my headache.
b. tablet
Puedes triturar la pastilla en la comida o tragarla con agua.You can crush the tablet into food or swallow it with water.
2. (computing)
a. microchip
La pastilla de silicio ha revolucionado el mundo.The silicon microchip has revolutionized the world.
3. (soap)
a. bar
Se resbaló en una pastilla de jabón en la ducha.He slipped on a bar of soap in the shower.
4. (piece of confectionery)
a. candy
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Me gustan las pastillas de piña mejor que las de fresa.I like pineapple-flavored candy better than strawberry.
b. sweet (United Kingdom)
Me gusta comer una pastilla de menta o limón después de cenar.I like to eat a mint or lemon sweet after dinner.
5. (culinary)
a. square (of chocolate)
Esta receta para pastel de chocolate pide diez pastillas de chocolate oscuro.This chocolate cake recipe calls for ten squares of dark chocolate.
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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. (medicine)
a. pill, tablet
pastilla para la toscough drop
2. (de jabón, chocolate)
a. bar
pastilla (de caldo)(stock) cube
3. (automotive)
a. shoe
4. (electronics)
a. microchip
5. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
ir a toda pastillato go at top speed
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1 (Med) tablet; pill; (anticonceptivo) Pill
pastilla para la tos cough drop
2 (de jabón) bar; (de chocolate) piece; square
ir a toda pastilla (España) to go full-belt (familiar)
pastilla de caldo stock cube
pastilla de freno(s) (Automóviles) brake pad o shoe
pastilla de fuego firelighter
Las [pastillas de fuego] especiales no son venenosas y encienden rápidamente las briquetas de carbón vegetal. Hay que evitar que se humedezcan.
3 (Informática) chip
pastilla de silicio silicon chip
(España) (aburrido) deadly boring
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