Quick answer
"Courgette" is a noun which is often translated as "el calabacín", and "squash" is a noun which is often translated as "la calabaza". Learn more about the difference between "courgette" and "squash" below.
courgette(
kawr
-
zheht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (vegetable) (United Kingdom)
a. el calabacín
(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).
Thomas prepared a griddled courgette salad with pine nuts.Thomas preparó una ensalada de calabacín a la parrilla con piñones.
b. la calabacita
(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 Bolivia
(Bolivia)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Yolanda served a scramble made of courgette, onion, tomato, and egg for breakfast.Yolanda sirvió un guiso a base de calabacita, cebolla, jitomate y huevo para el desayuno.
c. el zapallito
(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).
(Southern Cone)
Sofia made a soup with a courgette, a carrot, and some noodles.Sofía hizo un caldo con un zapallito, una zanahoria y fideos.
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squash(
skwash
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (vegetable)
a. la calabaza
(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 had a delicious roasted squash with cream for dessert.Tomamos una calabaza asada con nata deliciosa como postre.
2. (sports)
a. el squash
(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 used to play squash, but I injured my ankle.Solía jugar al squash, pero me lesioné un tobillo.
3. (soft drink) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Can you put some ice in my squash?¿Puedes echarme hielo en mi refresco?
You could choose between lemon squash and orange squash to drink.Podías elegir entre limonada o naranjada para beber.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (crush)
a. aplastar
The child took great pleasure in squashing the bugs in the yard.El niño se deleitó aplastando los insectos del jardín.
5. (to suppress)
a. acallar
Government forces squashed the rebellion.Las fuerzas del gobierno acallaron la rebelión.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to get in)
a. meterse
It won't be comfortable, but I think we can all squash into the car.No será cómodo, pero creo que todos nos podemos meter en el carro.
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