A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (aspect)
a. appearance
Miguel ha descuidado mucho su traza. Antes solía arreglarse mucho.Miguel has neglected his appearance a lot. He used to look so nice.
b. looks (plural)
La traza de Sara es de una modelo y muchos creen que lo es.Sara has the looks of a fashion model and many people think she is one.
2. (architecture)
a. layout
La traza de la ciudad era en forma de damero.The layout of the city was in the form of a checkerboard.
b. design
El ayuntamiento pidió a los arquitectos que modificaran la traza del centro deportivo.The council asked the architects to make changes to the design for the sports center.
c. plan
La propuesta de modificar la traza de la autopista podría provocar el retraso del proyecto.The proposal to modify the highway plan could result in a delay of the project.
3. (track) (Southern Cone)
a. trace
Los otros miembros de la expedición salieron a buscar a los hombres pero no encontraron ni traza de ellos.The other members of the expedition went in search of the men but could find no trace of them.
4. (indication)
a. sign
No parece haber trazas de que el ladrón hubiera planeado el robo.There don't seem to be any signs that the thief planned the robbery.
5. (geometry)
a. trace
El profesor de matemáticas explicó que una traza es un punto de intersección.The math teacher explained that a trace is an intersection point.
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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. (aspecto)
a. appearance, looks
2. (boceto, plano)
a. plan, design
3. (habilidad)
tener buena/mala traza (para algo)to be good/no good (at something)
1 (aspecto) appearance
este hombre tiene mala traza this man has an unpleasant appearance; nunca conseguirás trabajo con esas trazas you'll never get a job looking like that; por o según las trazas judging by appearances; esto lleva o tiene trazas de no acabar nunca this looks as though it will never end
2 [de edificio] plan; design; [de ciudad] layout
3 (habilidad) skill; ability
darse o tener traza para hacer algo to be skilful o clever at doing sth; para pianista tiene poca traza she's not much of a pianist
4 (Informática) trace
5 (S. Cone) (huella) track; trail
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