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"Clementine" is a noun which is often translated as "la clementina", and "tangerine" is a noun which is often translated as "la mandarina". Learn more about the difference between "clementine" and "tangerine" below.
clementine
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fruit) (United Kingdom)
a. la clementina
(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).
Suzie and her friends chatted, sipped tea, and ate clementines.Suzie y sus amigas charlaron, tomaron té y comieron unas clementinas.
Clementine
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
2. (name)
a. Clementina
Clementine just found out that she's pregnant.Clementina se acaba de enterar de que está embarazada.
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tangerine(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fruit)
a. la mandarina
(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).
Tangerines are easier to peel than oranges.Las mandarinas son más fáciles de pelar que las naranjas.
b. la tangerina
(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).
There was a fruit bowl on the table, with bananas, apples, and tangerines.Había un frutero en la mesa, con plátanos, manzanas y tangerinas.
2. (botany)
a. el mandarino
(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).
The climate in southern Spain is perfect for growing tangerines.El clima del sur de España es perfecto para cultivar mandarinos.
b. el tangerino
(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).
All I could see for miles was row upon row of tangerines.Lo único que se veía durante varias millas era fila tras fila de tangerinos.
3. (color)
a. el naranja
(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).
Tangerine is a color that will brighten up any room.El naranja es un color que alegrará cualquier habitación.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (color)
a. naranja
There was a tangerine rug at the side of the bed.Había una alfombra naranja al lado de la cama.
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