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masculine

Pronunciation: /ˈmæskjələn; ˈmæskjʊlɪn/

Translation of masculine in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 (manly) masculino, varonil she's very masculine es muy masculina or [pejorative/peyorativo] hombruna
    Example sentences
    • These are very attractive and masculine qualities.
    • This 16th century bastioned city is unique in the feminine quality among the masculine citadels of Rajasthan.
    • Actually, part of her success is that she combines traditionally masculine and feminine qualities in one package.
  • 2 [Linguistics/Lingüística] [Literat] [noun] masculino
    Example sentences
    • Italian casa ‘house’ is a noun of feminine gender, giardino ‘garden’ is a noun of masculine gender.
    • It is unfortunate that the gender of the noun, being masculine, is confused with the intent of the word, which is neutral.
    • Latin homo is a masculine noun that can mean a human being, a male person, or humanity in general.

noun/nombre

[Linguistics/Lingüística]
  • 1.1 countable/numerable (word) masculino (masculine) 1.2 uncountable/no numerable (gender) (in) the masculine en masculino

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