A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (border)
a. side
Se nos ponchó una llanta y tuvimos que parar a cambiarla a la vera de la carretera.We had a flat tire and had to stop by the side of the road to fix it.
b. edge
¿Ves esa casita a la vera de la calle?Do you see that little house along the edge of the road?
2. (geography)
a. bank (of a river)
Ayer paseamos por el campo y llegamos hasta la vera de ese río largo.Yesterday we went for a walk in the countryside and made it all the way down to the bank of that long river.
b. shore (of a lake or ocean)
Los pioneros vivían en una cabaña a la vera de un lago.The pioneers lived in cabin on the shore of a lake.
3. (proximity)
a. side
Él estuvo a mi vera, cuidándome mientras estuve enferma.He was by my side, taking care of me while I was sick.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Tenía que quedarme quieto y sentarme a la vera de mi madre durante la misa.I had to stay put and sit next to my mother during the mass.
Espero estar a tu vera toda la vida, mi amor.I hope to be with you all my life, my love.
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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. (orilla; de río, lago)
a. bank
2. (de camino)
a. edge, side
3. (lado)
a. side
a la vera denext to
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(gen) edge; verge; berm; (EEUU) [de río] bank
a la vera de near; next to; a la vera del camino beside the road; at the roadside; se sentó a mi vera he sat down beside me
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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