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feminine

Pronunciation: /ˈfemənən; ˈfemɪnɪn/

Translation of feminine in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 (of or like a woman) femenino [hygiene/protection] [euphemistic/eufemístico], íntimo [euphemistic/eufemístico]
    Example sentences
    • A subtle feminine touch is given by using soft shades and delicate embroidery.
    • The pink also gives it a more feminine and ladylike quality.
    • It had a feminine girlish quality in the cut, but a bold, womanly quality in color.
    Example sentences
    • Removing the board gently, he reached down into the hollow and retrieved a bundle of papers covered edge-to-edge in a pretty, feminine hand.
    • They were pretty eyes, almost feminine, he decided, and it was probably that.
    • The feminine side of me wants humanistic evaluations of interesting female people in the news, written by well-bred, well educated women.
  • 2 [Linguistics/Lingüística] [noun/suffix/article] femenino
    Example sentences
    • To be sure, it may be the case, in a gender language, that male and female persons will be designated by nouns of masculine and feminine gender, respectively.
    • English is a great language - no masculine and feminine nouns, fewer tenses to our verbs and loads of nouns.
    • A college class was discussing the fact that nouns in some foreign languages are either of masculine or feminine gender.

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