Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc. feminine noun
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (small staff)
La varita del mago está hecha de oro y obsidiana.The magician's wand is made of gold and obsidian.
masculine or feminine noun
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (police officer) (River Plate) (old-fashioned)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g., cat, groovy).
a. traffic cop
Por la interrupción de energía, hubo varitas en cada esquina regulando tráfico.Because of the power outage, there were traffic cops at every corner regulating traffic.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
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varita de las virtudes varita mágica magic wand
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