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This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
Desde muy chiquita le he tenido pavor a los payasos.I've been terrified of clowns since I was a little girl.
Los niños en la fiesta se rieron al ver el payaso.The children at the party all laughed when they saw the clown.
El maestro le dijo que dejara de ser un payaso y que volviera a su asiento.The teacher told him to stop being a clown and get back to his seat.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
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