A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (tableware)
a. dinner set
Porque es Nochebuena, usaremos la vajilla de plata.Because it's Christmas Eve, we'll use the silver dinner set.
Mi abuela me dio esta vajilla como regalo de bodas.My grandma gave me this dinner set as a wedding gift.
b. dinner service
Esta vajilla de cerámica ha estado en la famila nueve generaciones.This ceramic dinner service has been in the family for nine generations.
c. dishes (plural)
Sus padres mandaron que todos los niños lavaran la vajilla después de la cena.The parents made all the children wash the dishes after dinner.
d. crockery (United Kingdom)
Los sirvientes dispusieron la vajilla en la mesa y llamaron a los comensales.The servants placed the crockery on the table and called the dinner guests.
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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. (general)
a. crockery
una vajillaa dinner service
(gen) crockery; dishes
; (p)
(una vajilla) service; set
lavar la vajilla to wash up
vajilla de oro gold plate
vajilla de porcelana chinaware
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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