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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (bad dream)
a. nightmare
No me gusta ver películas de miedo porque me dan pesadillas.I don't like watching scary movies because they give me nightmares.
Me desperté en medio de la noche porque tuve una pesadilla.I woke up in the middle of the night because I had a nightmare.
2. (bad experience)
a. nightmare
Esta situación ha sido una verdadera pesadilla.This situation has been a real nightmare.
3. (unbearable person)
a. nightmare
Mi jefa es una pesadilla.My boss is a nightmare.
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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. (también fig)
a. nightmare
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1 (mal sueño) nightmare; bad dream
una experiencia de pesadilla a nightmarish experience
2 (tormento) nightmare
ha sido la pesadilla de todos it has been a nightmare for everybody; ese equipo es nuestra pesadilla that is our bogey team
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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