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el virgen, la virgen(
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).
masculine or feminine noun
1. (chaste person)
a. virgin
Sacrificaban a una virgen arrojándola al volcán para apaciguar al dios de la montaña.They appeased the mountain god by throwing a virgin into the volcano as a sacrifice.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (chaste)
a. virgin
Quiere llegar virgen al matrimonio.He wants to remain virgin until marriage.
3. (unexplored)
a. virgin
A partir de este punto nos adentramos en territorio virgen.From this point onwards we enter virgin territory.
4. (intact)
a. virgin
Al volver la vista atrás no veía más que mis huellas en la nieve virgen.When looking back all I could se was my own footprints in the virgin snow.
b. unspoiled
Sus playas vírgenes son un gran reclamo turístico.Its unspoiled beaches are a great tourist lure.
5. (unused)
a. blank
¿Tienes un CD virgen en el que pueda grabar las fotos?Do you have a blank CD to burn the photos onto?
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
6. (religion)
a. Virgin
La Virgen y San José llevaron a Jesús al templo de Jerusalén.The Virgin and Joseph took Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (en general)
a. virgin
2. (cinta)
a. blank
3. (película)
a. unused
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (persona)
a. virgin
5. (art)
a. Madonna
6. (religion)
la Virgenthe Virgin (Mary)
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virgenvírgenes (plural)
[+persona] virgin; [+cinta] blank; [+película] unexposed;
virgin; (Religión)
la Virgen the Virgin; la Virgen de las Angustias Our Lady of Sorrows; la Santísima Virgen the Blessed Virgin; ¡Santísima Virgen! by all that's holy!
aparecérsele la Virgen a algn
se le apareció la Virgen he got his big chance; he struck lucky (familiar)
ser (devoto) de la Virgen del Puño to be very tight-fisted
ser un viva la Virgen
es un viva la Virgen he doesn't give a damn (muy_familiar); he doesn't care one bit (familiar)
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