Quick answer
"Crawfish" is a noun which is often translated as "el cangrejo de río", and "crayfish" is a noun which is also often translated as "el cangrejo de río". Learn more about the difference between "crawfish" and "crayfish" below.
crawfish(
kra
-
fihsh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el cangrejo de río
(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).
(freshwater)
The crustacean exhibit at the aquarium included crabs, lobsters, and crawfish.Los crustáceos que se exhibían en el acuario incluían jaibas, langostas y cangrejos de río.
b. la cigala
(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).
(saltwater)
Because crawfish and insects are related, my brother calls them "cockroaches of the sea."Como las cigalas y los insectos están emparentados, mi hermano las llama las "cucarachas del mar".
c. el langosta
(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).
(saltwater)
I never knew that crawfish made such good bait for fishing!¡No sabía que las langostas eran tan buen cebo para pescar!
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crayfish(
krey
-
fihsh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el cangrejo de río
(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).
(freshwater)
I pulled a couple dozen crayfish out of the lake.Saqué unas dos docenas de cangrejos de río del lago.
b. la cigala
(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).
(saltwater)
I saw some crayfish walking between some rocks at the beach.Vi cigalas caminando entre las piedras en la playa.
c. la langosta
(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).
(saltwater)
Rebecca caught a huge crayfish near Geraldton, Australia.Rebecca pescó una enorme langosta cerca de Geraldton, Australia.
2. (culinary)
a. el cangrejo de río
(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).
(freshwater)
I boiled the crayfish and served them with cocktail sauce.Cocí los cangrejos de río y los serví con salsa cóctel.
b. la cigala
(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).
(saltwater)
We cooked a pot of crayfish with corn on the cob.Cocinamos una olla de cigalas con mazorcas de maíz.
c. la langosta
(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).
(saltwater)
We grilled the crayfish tails with garlic, butter, and chili.Asamos las colas de langosta con ajo, mantequilla y chile.
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