A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (education)
a. semester
Tomé cuatro materias este semestre.I took four courses this semester.
b. term (United Kingdom)
Reprobé la física el semestre pasado.I flunked physics last term.
2. (period of time)
a. six months
El inquilino me paga por semestres.My tenant pays me every six months.
b. half of the year
Se prevé un ligero repunte económico para el segundo semestre del año.A slight economic upturn is predicted for the second half of the year.
c. half-year
Trabajé un semestre en la fábrica de plástico.I worked a half-year at the plastic factory.
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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. period of six months
2. (university)
a. semester
cada semestreevery six months
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1 (seis meses) (gen) period of six months; (Univ) semester;
2 (Economía) half-yearly payment
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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