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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. (impossible dream)
a. illusion
La idea de que algún día deje de haber pobreza es una mera quimera.The idea that some day poverty will cease to exist is a mere illusion.
b. chimera
El modelo de educación que propones es una quimera.The education model you are proposing is a chimera.
c. pipe dream
Creo que ya tendré que despedirme de la quimera de empezar mi propio negocio.I think I'll have to forget the pipe dream of starting my own business.
d. fantasy
La causa que defiendes es justa pero es una quimera.The cause you are defending is a just one but it's a fantasy.
2. (mythology)
a. chimera
La quimera vagaba por los territorios de Licia vomitando fuego.The chimera roamed the territories of Licia, breathing fire.
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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. (general)
a. fantasy
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1 (Mitología) (monstruo imaginario) chimera
2 (alucinación) hallucination; (ilusión) illusion; chimera; (noción) fancy; fantastic idea; (sueño) pipe dream
3 (sospecha) unfounded suspicion
tener la quimera de que ... to suspect quite wrongly that ...
4 (riña) quarrel
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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