A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (joy)
a. happiness
¿Te casaste? Te deseo las mejores venturas en tu matrimonio.You got married? I wish you every happiness in your married life.
2. (fortuity)
a. luck
¡Qué mala ventura tuviste! Nunca me hubiera imaginado una cosa igual.What bad luck you had! I could never have have imagined anything like it.
b. fortune
He tenido la ventura de encontrar amigos excelentes en mi vida.I've had the fortune to make excellent friends in life.
3. (fate)
a. chance
No dejes el futuro de tu familia a la ventura.Don't leave your family's future to chance.
b. luck
Quiso la ventura que María llegara en este momento.As luck would have it, María arrived at that moment.
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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. (felicidad)
a. happiness, contentment
2. (suerte)
a. luck
por venturaluckily
a la (buena) venturaat random, haphazardly
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1 (dicha) happiness
2 (suerte) luck; (good) fortune; (casualidad) chance
mala ventura bad luck; por su mala ventura as bad luck would have it; por ventura (por suerte) fortunately; (por casualidad) by (any) chance; ¿piensas ir, por ventura? are you by any chance thinking of going?; echar la buena ventura a algn to tell sb's fortune; probar ventura to try one's luck; ventura te dé Dios I wish you luck
a la ventura at random
ir a la ventura to go haphazardly; go without a fixed plan; vivir a la ventura to live in a disorganized way; todo lo hace a la ventura he does it all in a hit-or-miss fashion
viene la ventura a quien la procura God helps those who help themselves
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