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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
a. la subvención
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We wouldn't be able to operate this transport service if it weren't for government subsidies.No podríamos ofrecer este servicio de transporte si no fuera por las subvenciones estatales.
b. el subsidio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
America wanted the EU to cut its export subsidies.Los Estados Unidos querían que la UE recortara los subsidios que ofrece a la exportación.
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