A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (period of time)
a. two weeks
Tomaré una quincena de vacaciones.I'm going to take two weeks' vacation.
b. fortnight (United Kingdom)
Tengo que pagar la renta en la próxima quincena.I need to pay the rent within the next fortnight.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No estuve en casa en la segunda quincena de octubre.I wasn't at home during the second half of October.
Estaremos en Francia durante la primera quincena del mes de junio.We'll be in France during the first half of June.
2. (number)
a. fifteen
Una quincena de países asistió a la conferencia.Fifteen countries attended the conference.
3. (salary)
a. biweekly pay
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Ya estamos a día 10 y casi no he gastado nada de la quincena.It's the 10th already and I've hardly touched my biweekly pay.
b. fortnightly pay (United Kingdom)
Ya me gasté toda mi quincena.I've already spent the whole of my fortnightly pay.
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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. fortnight
1 (quince días) fortnight; two weeks
la segunda quincena de enero the second half of January; the last two weeks in January
2 (condena) fortnight's imprisonment
3 (pago) fortnightly pay
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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