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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. (high treeless plateau in the Andes) (Andes)
a. puna
En la puna suele haber temperaturas bajas todo el año.Temperatures on the puna are low all year round.
b. Andean plateau
Caminamos varios kilómetros por la extensa puna sin encontrar ni un solo árbol.We walked several miles through the vast Andean plateau and did not find a single tree.
2. (illness at high altitude)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. altitude sickness
Siento puna solo de imaginarme subiendo a la cumbre.I feel altitude sickness merely thinking of climbing up the summit.
b. mountain sickness
La puna provocada por el poco oxígeno nos hizo sentir mareados en lo alto de la montaña.The mountain sickness caused by the low oxygen levels made us feel dizzy high up on the mountain.
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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. (geography) (Andes)
a. Andean plateau
2. (mal de altura)
a. altitude sickness
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1 (Geografía) (altiplano) puna; (páramo) bleak upland
2 (soroche) mountain sickness
3 (viento) cold mountain wind
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