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"Beef" is a noun which is often translated as "la carne de vaca", and "veal" is a noun which is often translated as "la ternera". Learn more about the difference between "beef" and "veal" below.
beef(
bif
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. la carne de vaca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We have two types of burgers; one is beef, and the other is lamb.Tenemos dos tipos de hamburguesa; una es de carne de vaca y la otra es de cordero.
b. la carne de res
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
What's in the stew? - The stew has beef, carrots, and peas.¿Qué lleva el guiso? - El guiso lleva carne de res, zanahoria y guisantes.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(force)
a. la fuerza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You'll get a different sound out of the drum if you hit it with a little more beef.El tambor producirá un sonido diferente si le das con un poco más de fuerza.
b. duro
You have to hit the nail a little harder. Give it some beef!Hay que darle un poco más fuerte al clavo. ¡Dale duro!
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(anatomy)
a. los músculos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Look at that beef you've got. You must be lifting weights.Mira qué músculos tienes. Debes de estar levantando pesas.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(complaint)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la queja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The only beef I have with the neighborhood is that it's not well-connected to public transportation.La única queja que tengo del barrio es que no está bien comunicado por transporte público.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to complain)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. quejarse
Quit beefing! Get back to work.¡Deja de quejarte! Vuelve al trabajo.
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veal(
vil
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. la ternera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I prefer veal to beef because it is more tender.Prefiero la ternera a la carne de res porque es más tierna.
b. la carne de ternera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I bought one kilo of veal to make a stew.Compré un kilo de carne de ternera para hacer estofado.
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