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female
American English: /ˈfiˌmeɪl/
British English: /ˈfiːmeɪl/

Translation of female in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 1.1 (Biology, Botany, Zoology)
    (organ/hormone)
    femenino
    a female elephant/ant
    un elefante/una hormiga hembra
    una hembra de elefante/hormiga
    1.2 (of humans)
    (population/suffrage)
    femenino
    (victim)
    del sexo femenino
    (ward)
    de mujeres
    female heir
    heredera (feminine)
    female prisoner
    presa (feminine)
    prisionera (feminine)
    female graduates
    licenciadas (feminine plural)
    that's a typically female reaction [pejorative]
    esa es una típica reacción femenina or de mujer

noun

  • 1 (Botany, Zoology)
    Example sentences
    • The cubs are cared for by all the females in the pride, and will suckle from other females as well as from their mother.
    • This is more frequent in teenage boys than girls but is increasing among young females in my experience.
    • There is also some sage advice for females wanting to break into what is still essentially a male domain.

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