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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. (relationship between parent and child)
El bebé nacerá pronto. Estoy leyendo mucho sobre maternidad y paternidad.The baby will be born soon. I'm reading a lot about motherhood and fatherhood.
A Ezequiel le aterraba la idea de la paternidad.Ezequiel was scared of the idea of paternity.
Tu primo y su esposa son tan irresponsables. ¿Crees que están listos para la paternidad?Your cousin and his wife are so irresponsible. Do you think they're ready for parenthood?
2. (paternal origin)
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
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