This word is often used with the diminutive suffix "-ito" in the sense shown in 4).
masculine noun 1. (animal) Los corderos nacieron con cinco minutos de diferencia. The lambs were born within five minutes of each other. Al cordero que acaba de nacer le vamos a poner Cornelio. We're going to name the lamb that was just born Cornelius. 2. (culinary) La abuelita preparó una pata cordero para cenar. Granny made a leg of lamb for dinner. 3. (material) El bolso es muy caro porque está hecho de cordero. The purse is very expensive because it's made of lambskin. masculine or feminine noun 4. (meek person) ¡El hermano menor de Lourdes es un todo un corderito! Lourdes's little brother is such a lamb!
proper noun 5. (Jesus Christ) "El Cordero nos enseño a dar la otra mejilla," dijo el sacerdote. "The Lamb instructed us to turn the other cheek," said the priest.
Noun 1. (también fig) a. lamb Cordero, -a de Dios lamb of God cordero a cordera (Zoología) lamb ¡no hay tales corderos! it's nothing of the sort! es (como) un cordero he wouldn't say "boo" to a goose; he's as quiet as a mouse cordero asado roast lamb Cordero de Dios Lamb of God cordero lechal young lamb (piel) lambskin
Phrases with "cordero"
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