A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (meaningless words)
a. nonsense
"¡Dejen de decir sandeces! Los fantasmas no existen", dijo Lucas."Stop talking nonsense! Ghosts are not real," said Lucas.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
2. (silly thing)
a. stupid thing
Fue una sandez hacer eso; un error que jamás volveré a cometer.That was a stupid thing to do; a mistake I will never make again.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡Por favor, deja de decir sandeces!Oh, please! Stop talking nonsense!
Ese artículo estaba lleno de sandeces.That article was full of rubbish.
3. (stupidity)
a. foolishness
La sandez de sus comentarios pronto se hizo patente.The foolishness of his remarks soon became apparent.
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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. silly thing
decir sandecesto talk nonsense
1 (cualidad) foolishness
2 (acción) stupid thing
decir sandeces to talk nonsense; fue una sandez obrar así it was a stupid thing to do
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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