A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (architecture)
a. beam (of wood)
La viga que sujetaba el techo además de estructural era decorativa.The beam supporting the ceiling was structural as well as decorative.
b. rafter (of wood)
Las termitas destrozaron las vigas del ático, así que los obreros tuvieron que reemplazarlas.Termites destroyed the rafters in the attic, so the laborers had to replace it.
c. girder (of metal)
Tuvimos que pintar la viga oxidada porque daba un aspecto sucio a la casa.We had to paint the rusted girder because it gave a dirty look to the house.
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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. (de madera)
a. beam, rafter
2. (de metal)
a. girder
viga maestramain beam
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(madera) balk; timber; lumber; (EEUU) (Archit) [de madera] beam; rafter; [de metal] girder
estar contando las vigas to be gazing vacantly at the ceiling
viga maestra main beam
viga transversal crossbeam
ver la paja en el ojo ajeno y no la viga en el propio.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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