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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 tumba
(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).
When the archaeologists entered the tomb, the mummy burst out of the sarcophagus.Cuando los arqueólogos entraron a la tumba, la momia salió de golpe del sarcófago.
b. el sepulcro
(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).
The founder of the city is buried in an enormous granite tomb.El fundador de la ciudad está enterrado en un sepulcro enorme de granito.
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