A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (period of time)
a. century
Julio Cortázar fue uno de los autores más importantes del siglo XX.Julio Cortázar was one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(a long time)
a. age
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
Hace siglos que no te veo.I haven't seen you for ages.
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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. (cien años)
a. century
el siglo XXthe 20th century
el siglo de las Lucesthe Age of Enlightenment
2. (mucho tiempo)
hace siglos que no la veoI haven't seen her for ages
por los siglos de los siglosfor ever and ever
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1 (cien años) century
el jugador del siglo the player of the century; los siglos medios the Middle Ages; por los siglos de los siglos world without end; for ever and ever
Siglo de las Luces Age of Enlightenment
siglo de oro (Mitología) golden age
Siglo de Oro (Literat) Golden Age
2 (largo tiempo)
hace un siglo o hace siglos que no le veo I haven't seen him for ages
3 (Religión)
el siglo the world; retirarse del siglo to withdraw from the world
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