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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (amount)
a. sum
Me ofrecieron una suma de dinero considerable, pero me gusta trabajar en la empresa donde estoy ahora.They offered me a considerable sum of money, but I like working at the company I'm at now.
b. total
Cuando llegamos a la caja y nos dijo la suma por toda la ropa, decidimos dejar algunas cosas.When we got to the register and he told us the total for all the clothes, we decided to put some things back.
2. (mathematics)
a. addition
Hasta que no aprendas a hacer sumas, no podrás empezar de aprender a hacer restas.Until you learn addition, you won't be able to begin learning subtraction.
3. (collection)
a. combination
La suma de sus habilidades lo hace un candidato idóneo para el trabajo.The combination of his skills makes him an ideal candidate for the job.
4. (epitome)
a. personification
Ese hombre es un villano; es la suma del mal.That man is a villain; he is the personification of evil.
b. essence
Ese estudiante es la suma de inteligencia y mucho trabajo.That student is the essence of intelligence and hard work.
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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. (mathematics)
a. addition
2. (resultado)
a. total
3. (conjunto; de conocimientos, datos)
a. total, sum
4. (de dinero)
a. sum
5. (resumen)
en sumain short
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1 (Matemáticas) (acción) addition; adding; adding up; (cantidad) total; sum; (dinero) sum
una suma de dinero a sum of money; ¿cuánto es la suma de todos los gastos? what are the total expenses?; hacer sumas to add up; do addition; hizo la suma de todo lo que habían gastado he added up everything they had spent; suma y sigue (Com) "carried forward"; and it's still going on
suma global lump sum
2 (resumen) summary
en suma in short; una suma de perfecciones perfection itself; es la suma y compendio de todas las virtudes she is the personification of virtue
un suma y sigue de grandes aportaciones al mundo del automóvil a whole host of great contributions to the motoring world; su vida es un continuo suma y sigue de tragedias his life is one tragedy after another
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