Translation of feminine in Spanish:

feminine

femenino, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈfɛmənən/ /ˈfɛmɪnɪn/

Definition of femenino in Spanish

adjective

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    (of or like a woman)
    femenino
    (hygiene/protection) íntimo euphemistic
    • The binary and fixed construction of masculine and feminine gender identities is strictly enforced through history, religions, and popular culture.
    • All gender traits, feminine and masculine, must be valued but not assigned.
    • That ironical note is not only daily apparent in real life; it sets the whole tone of feminine fiction.
    • There is no distinctively feminine opinion on the question.
    • Did the erstwhile queen of Persia use her literary skills to record a feminine view of history?
    • 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.
    • There was the glass ceiling, the unequal pay, and while feminine qualities of leadership transformed the work world, they did so often at a cost to personal life.
    • Its methods should encompass intuition, emotional engagement, and other cognitive styles associated with a feminine sensibility.
    • This, coupled with their pop music style and stereotypically feminine appearance, allowed them to be angry without being threatening.
    • Violence remains a potential threat beneath the appearance of feminine softness and the protestations of peace and benevolence.
    • In fact, some of the feminine qualities celebrated by many Victorians were increasingly cast in a negative light for both boys and girls.
    • The voice was a man, and almost familiar, but it had a quiet, feminine quality to it that Ethan hadn't ever heard in a man's voice before.
    • Both were excellent fund-raisers among the wealthy, and they kept up feminine appearances by favouring Parisian fashions.
    • In the 1960s, young womanhood was defined as essentially concerned with a feminine appearance and attracting the admiring male gaze.
    • The two paintings that Sala feels the strongest affinity for are the most recent and most overtly feminine ones.
    • The season's clothes are feminine, pretty and anything but solid black, a dominant colour of many earlier seasons.
  • 2

    Linguistics
    (noun/suffix/article) femenino
    • 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.
    • Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into male and female groups and asked them to decide for themselves whether computer should be a masculine or a feminine noun.
    • If he's memorizing French vocab, ask him if he knows the difference between masculine and feminine nouns.
    • The word death in Polish is a feminine noun, and is thought of as a tall woman draped in white.
    • Do Spanish adjectives have masculine and feminine forms?
    • In Arabic grammar there are certain rules and criteria for feminine gender.
    • Now you might argue, so why do you need a feminine suffix of the numeral when you have a noun which is masculine?
    • This North Queensland language has four genders: masculine, feminine, edible and neuter.

noun

  • 1

    (noun etc)
    femenino masculine
    • Even today we refer to objects like ships in the feminine!
    • After a long time, Michel fell asleep thinking about how the boat itself was named after a man, yet was always referred to in the feminine.
  • 2

    (gender)
    (in) the feminine (en) el femenino
    • In discussing drag, we talk about challenging the audience's conception of gender, or recovering the male performer's sense of the feminine.
    • Early in the film, Janice's transgressions already resonate on a specific historical level and tap into older notions regarding the feminine.
    • After a decade or so when lad culture reigned supreme, there's a new willingness among men to engage with the negatives in their masculinity, and to embrace the feminine.
    • Everything I've ever written could be said to be a hymn to the feminine.
    • Saying what you want and how you feel is clearly the realm of the feminine.
    • I mean we're talking about a virgin figure, an exalted virgin figure who according to Catholic doctrine remained a virgin, and so it's a particular kind of concept of the feminine.
    • As in her conception of female sexuality, doubling and multiplying are associated with the feminine.
    • On the social level, the plays perform gender-balancing acts through an elaboration of the feminine.
    • It concerns the characteristics that a society or group attributes to the masculine or the feminine.
    • It must be part of an inclusive approach to discussing a new history, which integrates the feminine with the masculine.
    • Daphne functions at once as a mother and a lover, and her actions suggest the stereotypically masculine as well as the feminine.
    • Nonetheless, the distinction between the masculine and feminine constitutes a significant aspect that informs the operation of seduction.
    • While it is true that Margaret's scientific theories support the emergence of a new image of female selfhood, I would argue that they exceed such revaluing of the feminine.
    • I was addressing the problem of celibate priests who are in danger of leading lives divorced from the feminine.
    • The role of imagery of the feminine in philosophical texts is not unrelated to the fact that the philosophical tradition was dominated by men.