A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (animal)
a. frog
El biólogo levantó a la rana venenosa con mucho cuidado.The biologist carefully picked up the poisonous frog.
2. (game)
a. toad-in the-hole
Soy capaz de ganar a la rana con los ojos cerrados.I could win toad-in-the-hole with my eyes closed.
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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. frog
2. (colloquial)
te devolverá el libro cuando las ranas críen peloyou'll be waiting till the cows come home for him to give you that book back
3. (colloquial)
salir ranato be a major disappointment
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1 (Zoología) frog
cuando las ranas críen pelo when pigs fly; when pigs learn to fly
¡hasta que las ranas críen pelo! if I never see you again it'll be too soon!
pero salió rana but he turned out badly; but he was a big disappointment
rana toro bullfrog
2 (juego) game of throwing coins into the mouth of an iron frog
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