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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Regionalism used in the United States
a. el molinillo
Eric and his little brother are playing with pinwheels in the garden.Eric y su hermanito están jugando con molinillos en el jardín.
b. el molinete
Lisa held her pinwheel out the car window to watch it spin.Lisa sacaba su molinete por la ventana del coche para verlo girar.
c. el rehilete
Regionalism used in Mexico
Roger mounted pinwheels to the handlebars of his bicycle.Roger le puso rehiletes al manubrio de su bicicleta.
d. el ringlete
Regionalism used in Colombia
The children ran around the park with their pinwheels spinning in the wind.Los niños correteaban por el parque con los ringletes girando en el viento.
a. la rueda pirotécnica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
On Independence Day, they light a structure that is covered in pinwheels in the town square.El Día de la Independencia, encienden una estructura llena de ruedas pirotécnicas en la plaza del pueblo.
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