A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (sun protection)
a. parasol
Ponte debajo de la sombrilla o te vas a quemar.Get under the parasol or you're going to get burned.
Compré una sombrilla para cubrirme del sol en la playa.I bought a parasol to protect myself from the sun at the beach.
b. beach umbrella
Me di cuenta cuando llegamos a la playa que había olvidado la sombrilla.I realized when we got to the beach that I had forgotten my beach umbrella.
c. sunshade
Descansábamos en la hierba bajo la protección de una sombrilla.We were resting on the grass under the protection of a sunshade.
2. (protection from rain) (Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
Regionalism used in Mexico
Regionalism used in Spain
a. umbrella
¡Ay, no! Dejé la sombrilla en casa y ya empezó a llover.Oh no! I left my umbrella at home and it just started to rain.
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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. (quitasol)
a. sunshade, parasol
2. (paraguas)
Regionalism used in Colombia
a. umbrella
parasol; sunshade
me vale sombrilla (México) I couldn't care less (familiar)
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