A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (affiliation)
a. membership (of an organization)
Su pertenencia al club de baloncesto le permitió hacer amigos nuevos.His membership of the basketball club gave him the opportunity to make new friends.
b. belonging (to a group in general)
La pertenencia a una clase social concreta suele condicionar la vida de las personas.People's lives are often determined by their belonging to a particular social class.
2. (title or proprietorship)
a. ownership
Los dos países se disputan la pertenencia de este territorio.The two countries are in dispute over the ownership of this land.
b. property
Ese anillo es de su pertenencia; devuélveselo.That ring is her property; give it back to her.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No sabía que el sofá era de tu pertenencia.I didn't know that the sofa was yours.
Cuando murió mi madrastra, quería regalarles a sus amigos diversos objetos de su pertenencia.When my stepmother died, I wanted to give her friends a number of her belongings.
3. (article)
a. possession
¿Qué pertenencia te llevarías a una isla desierta?What possession would you take with you to a desert island?
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (paraphernalia)
a. belongings
Todas nuestras pertenencias quedaron destruidas en el incendio.All our belongings were destroyed in the fire.
b. appurtenances
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
Le recomiendo a usted que inspeccione el estado de la casa y sus pertenencias antes de instalarse.I would recommend that you inspect the condition of the house and appurtenances before moving in.
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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. (propiedad)
a. ownership
2. (afiliación)
a. membership
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1 (posesión) ownership
las cosas de su pertenencia his possessions; his property
2 pertenencias (objetos personales) personal belongings; [de finca] appurtenances; accessories;
3 (a club, asociación) membership;a of
su pertenencia al club de tenis está asegurada
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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