Quick answer
"Cotton" is a noun which is often translated as "el algodón", and "red" is a noun which is often translated as "el rojo". Learn more about the difference between "cotton" and "red" below.
cotton(
ka
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tihn
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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. (material)
a. el algodón
(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).
This T-shirt is 100% cotton, so make sure to wash it in cold water.Esta camiseta es 100% algodón, así que asegúrate de lavarla en agua fría.
2. (botany)
a. el algodón
(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).
At harvest time, the entire family worked in the fields collecting cotton.En época de cosecha, la familia entera trabaja en los campos recogiendo el algodón.
3. (thread) (United Kingdom)
a. el hilo
(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).
I have to wear my reading glasses to pass cotton through the needle.Tengo que ponerme las gafas de cerca para enhebrar el hilo en la aguja.
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red(
rehd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (color)
a. el rojo
(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).
Red is my favorite color because I love the Chicago Bulls.El rojo es mi color favorito porque amo los Toros de Chicago.
2.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(politics)
a. el rojo
(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 Reds took over the government.Los rojos ocuparon el gobierno.
3. (red wine)
a. el tinto
(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).
I'm going to have a good red and a steak for dinner.Voy a cenar un buen tinto y un filete.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (color)
a. rojo
I have just received a dozen red roses.Acabo de recibir una docena de rosas rojas.
b. tinto (wine)
Would you like red wine or white wine?¿Quiere vino tinto o vino blanco?
5. (flushed)
a. colorado
She turned red and asked me if I could help her.Se puso colorada y me preguntó si podía ayudarla.
6.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(politics)
a. rojo
He wants to promote red ideals and fight capitalism.Quiere promover ideales rojos y combatir el capitalismo.
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