A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (estate)
a. country house
Teníamos una quinta en la que pasábamos las vacaciones de verano.We had a country house where we spent our summer vacations.
b. villa
La quinta está rodeada de árboles frutales.The villa is surrounded by fruit trees.
2. (automobile)
a. fifth
Cambié a quinta cuando aceleré a 120 km por hora.I changed to fifth when I sped up to 120 km per hour.
3. (music)
a. fifth
El intervalo entre do y sol es una quinta justa.The interval from C to G is a perfect fifth.
4. (military)
a. call-up
Los muchachos entraron en quintas.The lads got a call-up for military service.
5. (garden)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. vegetable garden
Queremos sembrar más verduras en nuestra quinta.We want to sow more vegetables in our vegetable garden.
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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. (finca)
a. country house
2. (automotive)
a. fifth (gear)
3. (military)
a. call-up year
entrar en quintasto be called up
4. (fig)
es de mi quintahe's my age
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1 (casa de campo) villa; country house; (Latinoamérica) (chalet) house; (finca) small estate on the outskirts of a town
2 (Mil) draft; call-up
ser de la (misma) quinta de algn to be the same age as sb; la quinta de 1998 the 1998 call-up; the class called up in 1998; entrar en quintas (tener edad) to reach the call-up age; (ser llamado) to be called up
3 (Música) fifth
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